Bite Guard

A bite guard (also known as a stress guard, teeth guard, dental guard or night guard) is a dental appliance that is provided by Perioboca to protect your teeth from excessive grinding or clenching, Teeth grinding, or bruxism, destroys teeth and can wreck that dazzling smile you have fought so hard to achieve. This bite guard is made from the highest industry standard acrylic that is shaped to perfectly fit your teeth. Once prescribed and fitted, these guards are easily inserted and removed by the patient, for optimum convenience.

We will ensure that the bite guard is tight enough on your teeth without being uncomfortable and simple maintenance instructions are given to help you keep your bite guard in the same excellent condition as your teeth.

Wearing a bite guard offers many worthwhile advantages:

  • It protects your teeth from the forces of grinding or clenching
  • Since acrylic is softer, grinding against it does not harm the teeth.
  • The forces are distributed more evenly on the whole bite rather than on an individual tooth.
  • The new position of the bite changes the muscle signals to the brain and for many patients the grinding/clenching eases or ceases completely.

In some cases, we also may prescribe thinner bite guards made of a more rubbery material. These are ideal if you suffer from mild bruxism during stressful events in life such as during exams or work stress.

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