nightguardIt can be beneficial to use a guard, or covering, to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping. Similar to how a mouth guard protects teeth during sports, this layer prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally.

There are a wide variety of different types of mouth guards, ranging from pre-formed pieces to ones that are custom fitted to your teeth and jaws. Some of these can even be formed at home through a boil-and-bite process.

Typically these mouth guards cover your upper teeth only, but in certain instances they are used for the lower teeth as well.

Grinding of teeth can be a serious problem that does major damage to your teeth, so wearing a night guard is an effective way to prevent this damage.

To learn more about mouth guards and how we can care for your teeth, please contact us today.