Night Guards

Night guards are worn at night to help prevent teeth grinding and clenching. Teeth grinding occurs while a person is asleep and has no conscious control over grinding or clenching. Teeth grinding can occur when a person is under a lot of stress or from habit.

Night guards are bite pads that are worn at night as you sleep. These guards are usually made of high-grade plastic and fit the teeth or mouth perfectly. This device keeps the upper teeth from grinding with the lower teeth, offering an instant solution to teeth clenching problems and reducing both jaw muscle and joint soreness (TMJ problems or Temporomandibular Joint problems).

Teeth grinding can occur in both children and adults. And it is very important that this health condition is not ignored. There are different night guards available including types that cover all top teeth, types that cover all lower teeth, and types that cover just the top six front teeth. There are also types that can be heated with hot tap water making the plastic more malleable, thereby making it more comfortable to wear.