A mouth guard is a protective device that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and or reduce injury. Mouthguards are mainly used to prevent injury in contact sports such as footy, hockey, volleyball, soccer etc.
If you grind your teeth at night, a special mouth guard-type of dental appliance –night guard — may be created to prevent tooth damage. This appliance is inserted into the mouth just before bedtime and covers either the upper or lower teeth.
A well-made night guard should not be bulky, making it possible to sleep without being uncomfortable or having your breathing obstructed. The material cushions your teeth, which prevents them from grinding against one another.
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