Occlusal guards are an appliance worn at night while you sleep in order to minimize the effects of bruxism-jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding.
Some of the symptoms of bruxism-jaw clenching are:
- Dull headaches
- Jaw, neck and facial pain
- Worn tooth enamel
Bruxism jaw clenching can create cracks or chips in teeth as well as excessive wear of a tooth’s surface and breakdown of its entire structure. LC Smiles provides patients with custom appliances to protect their teeth and reduce these harmful effects.