A night guard is a removable dental appliance designed to minimize the effect of bruxism (grinding) and other occlusal factors. The mouth guard used for treating bruxism acts as a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth.
Occasional teeth grinding is usually harmless, but frequent bruxism (tooth grinding) can cause damage to the teeth, tooth loss, and jaw pain.
Many people are unaware that they grind their teeth since it happens while they are sleeping, but a dentist can tell if they have a teeth-grinding problem.
Night guards are used while sleeping. If you grind your teeth at night, the night guard will protect your natural teeth and crowns from cracking or chipping. This can prevent the need for expensive dental work to repair the damage.
A night guard will definitely protect your investment after doing a smile makeover.