Bruxism can cause a range of dental problems, including tooth wear, chipping, and cracking, as well as jaw pain and headaches. A dental mouth guard helps to cushion the teeth and reduce the impact of grinding or clenching, thereby reducing the risk of dental damage and alleviating associated symptoms.
Dental mouth guards are typically made from a hard, durable plastic material that is custom-fitted to the wearer's teeth. The process of creating a custom mouth guard involves taking an impression of the teeth, which is then used to create a mold that is used to fabricate the device.
In addition to protecting the teeth from bruxism, dental mouth guards can also be used to treat other dental conditions, such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and sleep apnea. They can be an effective and non-invasive treatment option for a range of dental issues and can help to improve a person's overall oral health and quality of life.