A night guard also called a splint or occlusal guard is a device made of rigid acrylic material placed in the mouth over the teeth to keep you from grinding your teeth. The mouth guards help to raise the bite and put the jaw in a position that helps relieve the patient from any discomfort and pain.
Are you a victim of teeth grinding or bruxism? If yes, then do you know how to stop clenching teeth at night? Treatment options include mouth splint or mouth guard, muscle relaxants, addressing the psychological problem such as stress, anxiety, etc.
Teeth grinding (referred to as bruxism) is an involuntary habit of excessive grinding of teeth. If teeth grinding is not treated on time, then it might have serious health consequences. Uncontrolled bruxism triggers some considerable effect on temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles and can also lead to severe sleeping disorders. There are two types of bruxism as Nocturnal bruxism and Diurnal bruxism.