What is a Night Guard (Occusal Splints)?A night guard also known as an occusal splint is a device that patients wear to bed at night to stop the effect of broxisim (clenching and grinding of their teeth).
Why do I need a Night Guard?The device is used to prevent damage to the teeth the excessive forces produced during bruxing. Your teeth contact with a softer plastic not each other. A night guard can also relieve pressure in your jaw joints and muscles so you get a good night sleep. It can reduce headaches and pain in the jaw and / or face.
What does a Night Guard look like?A night guard is a hard clear plastic device that attaches to either your upper teeth or lower teeth. There are 2 types of night gauds that Coral Coast Dental can make on site by our Laboratory Technician:
- Full upper or full lower night guard