According to the National Library of Medicine, 8% to 31.4% of adults are said to suffer from teeth grinding or bruxism, a condition that can gradually damage teeth and cause bone damage. The condition is caused due to a variety of reasons, including stress, anxiety, habit, or a coping mechanism. Dentists prescribe Night Guards to help people cope with the ill effects of the condition. In this blog, we will look at every aspect of Night Guards, their pros and cons, and tips to regularly use them.
Nightguards are also known as dental guards, bite splints, bite plates, or mouth guards and offer one essential function as explained by the American Dental Association - they are the barrier between your upper and lower teeth and take away the adverse effects caused by grinding. There are three main types of night guards.
Other types seen in the market include the off-the-shelf ones and boil and bite mouthguards, which require you to boil and put them on when they soften.
Since you are likely to use a mouthguard for long hours, here are a few things you need to do to make the most out of your night guards.
Teeth grinding can cause a lot of problems to your mouth. In case you are suffering from the condition, call us at (801) 2743889 or visit Pinnacle Dental, Salt Lake City, UT, to get yourself tested and get the best fix possible.
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