What Is An Occlusal Guard?
Are you suffering from migraines? Are your teeth worn down? If so, teeth clenching and bruxism (teeth grinding) might be at least partly to blame. An Occlusal Guard appliance might be able to help. The appliance is a removable device that fits over your teeth and is used to help relax the jaw and prevent further damage and wear on the surfaces of the teeth that occurs from clenching and grinding during sleep. Preventing this clenching action means less wear and tear to your teeth, less pain in the jaw joint and potentially even fewer migraines.
Teeth clenching and bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) can do serious damage to your teeth over time. That’s because when you clench your teeth, you apply a huge amount of force to hold your upper and lower teeth together. This pressure is exerted when you grind, slowly wearing down the involved teeth. This can eventually lead to pain around your TMJ, broken teeth, a chipped tooth filling or even tooth loss.
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