Night Guards

3 Important Reasons for Use

According to the American Dental Association, 15 out of every 100 adults suffer from the condition, which is manifested by clenching or grinding the teeth.

Night guards, also known as occlusal guards or splint devices, are placed over the teeth to protect them. Their main function is to prevent damage to the teeth caused by bruxism.

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When Should I Consider a Night Guard?

If you grind your teeth at night and have braces, your dentist or orthodontist may decide that you need a night guard.

Typically made of plastic, night guards are designed to be worn over the upper or lower teeth, most commonly the uppers.

Benefits of Night Guards

Night guards are less expensive than other dental treatments needed to repair teeth damaged by bruxism.

Boil-and-bite: These mouthguards can be purchased at many sporting goods stores and pharmacies.

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