Night Guards (mouth guards) are coverings worn over teeth, and are often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding.
Generally, mouth guards cover your upper teeth only, but in some instances (such as if you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw), Dr. Clyde can make a mouth guard for the lower teeth as well.
Dr. Clyde can also suggest the best mouth guard for you. An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech.
If you grind your teeth at night, a special mouth guard-type of dental appliance, called a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint, may be created to prevent tooth damage.
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