Night Guards (Occlusal Guards)
Protect your smile with a bite guard.
Bruxism, or the grinding of teeth, is a common condition that affects millions of people. While it usually occurs at night, bruxism can happen any time and can lead to a number of symptoms, including headaches, jaw pain or clicking, and tooth sensitivity. Night guards are a simple and conservative option to treat the grinding of teeth. The guard is a removable plastic appliance that fits over the teeth and creates some separation between the occluding teeth. This helps to alleviate the pressure on the TMJ joint while also preventing the teeth from clenching and grinding.