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There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to wear a night guard. They’re used a lot more often than you’d think, too, with quite a few adults utilizing them on a nightly basis. Even so, a lot of adults who could use them don’t ever end up getting a night guard.

We want to help make this clear for you so that there’s no question on when these can help you and your teeth. That’s the purpose of today’s blog post.

What do they do?
The primary reason that you’ll have a periodontist recommend a night guard is to help prevent damage if you grind your teeth during your sleep. A lot of people grind their teeth during their sleep, but they usually take steps to mitigate that damage. A night guard is the best way to do so.

How do they help?
A night guard helps because it prevents your teeth from grinding against each other all night long. Night guards are also used in TMJ treatment, to relieve pressure and tension on the joint that connects your jawbone and skull.

Here at Orlando Periodontics & Implants in Orlando, Florida, our goal is to help you have the best oral health possible. That includes teeth that are fully healthy and functional. To learn more, or to have your questions answered, call us today at 407-277-3300.