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Night Guard

A night guard is a product that can help alleviate tooth wear and symptoms of teeth grinding. Nightguards have many names. They are also called mouthguards, occlusal guards, dental guards, bite splints, or nocturnal bite plates. They are retainer-like soft or hard plastic pieces that cover either the top or bottom set of teeth.


  • Do I Need a Night Guard?
Do I Need a Night Guard?

For Sports activities
Injuries to the mouth and face are common during sports activities. A flexible mouth guard can protect the teeth and prevent injuries to the teeth, lips, cheeks, and tongue. The most effective mouth guard is custom-made by a dentist to fit the shape of your teeth and dental arch, offering greater comfort than over-the-counter prefabricated options available in sports stores.

Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding, which often occurs during sleep or times of stress, can lead to wear on the surface of the teeth. Psychological factors such as stress or tension can contribute to teeth grinding. Prolonged teeth grinding habits can erode the enamel of the teeth, exposing the dentin and causing issues like tooth sensitivity and pain. Using a night guard can provide a protective layer, reducing direct contact between the teeth and alleviating the extent of wear.

Your dentist may recommend a night guard to help you with morning headaches, for TMJ jaw pain relief, and to prevent damage to your teeth, jaw, crowns, and other dental restorations.

Preventive measures for teeth grinding include maintaining a positive mindset, getting sufficient sleep, engaging in moderate exercise to relieve stress and tension, and thus reducing the occurrence of teeth grinding. Parents should avoid putting too much pressure on children to prevent them from developing teeth grinding issues due to stress.