Teeth grinding or bruxism affects many people. While some people do it during the day, night-time bruxism is more common. It can damage your teeth, irritate your gums, and cause discomfort in your head, neck, and jaw.
A customised mouth guard made from durable plastic acts as a barrier between the top and bottom teeth. Your dentist will create your mouth guard from an impression of your teeth. You will need 2 dental visits — one to take the impression and a follow-up visit to check your mouth guard fits you properly.