Does a mouth guard help with teeth grinding?


Quick Answer

Mouth guards are worn by adults and children over their teeth to prevent damage from teeth grinding and to help stop injury during sports and other activities. A bite splint is a special mouth guard formed by a dentist to avert teeth grinding and damage to the mouth.

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Does a mouth guard help with teeth grinding?
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Full Answer

There are three types of mouth guards, including stock mouth protectors, boil and bite protectors and custom-fitted mouth protectors. Broken teeth, nerve damage, and injury to the mouth and lips are likely in both contact and non-contact sports. By using a mouth guard, the risk of a mouth-related injury will decrease in those who tend to grind their teeth.

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