If you practice contact sports or you clench your jaw muscles and grind your teeth (bruxism), it is important to protect your teeth. The dentist could prescribe a mouthguard to insert while practising a sport or at night to prevent tooth wear.

Untreated bruxism could lead to irreversible damage to the tooth structure and cause pain to the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) region. Depending on the cause, the dentist may suggest an appointment with other healthcare professionals to better treat this condition.