Studies show that dental night guards can protect teeth and prevent tooth wear. They do so by acting as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, absorbing a majority of the force being applied when you are grinding and clenching your teeth. A large portion of the population experience some form of grinding and clenching—especially while asleep—and most people with bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching) don’t exhibit any immediate symptoms. However, patients who do grind their teeth show wear on their teeth and gum line that indicates the problem, often before they become symptomatic.
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