Similar to how a mouth guard protects teeth during sports, a custom made night guard prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally, or from clenching and grinding while sleeping.
A properly fitted, custom made night guard is made of a dual type material. A soft inside helps cushion and protect the teeth, while a hard outside helps reduce grinding and increases the strength and longevity of the night guard. Typically these night 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.