Night Guards

What is a Night Guard?

Night Guards are specialized mouth guards that are used to alleviate the effects of bruxism, or teeth grinding & clenching. This removable appliance is often made of an acrylic material that will protect your teeth and jaw from wear and damage that this habit can cause.

What symptoms can a night guard help alleviate?

A night guard helps to alleviate the symptoms of bruxism, or nighttime tooth grinding, which can include:

– Abnormal or excessive tooth wear, resulting in flattened, cracked or worn teeth

-Jaw, facial or ear pain

-Tension headaches and migraines

-Tooth sensitivity

-Worn tooth enamel, which exposes the inner layers of the tooth

How Does Monterey Peninsula Dental Group Create Night Guards?

Our professionally-created night guards are moulded from impressions of your teeth that will be taken in our office. We create a custom night guard from these impressions, which will fit your mouth perfectly and comfortably, reducing the stress on the surfaces of your teeth as you sleep.

If you’re suffering from teeth grinding and would like to have a custom night guard created for relief, book an appointment with one of our dentists today.


This page has been reviewed for medical accuracy by Dr. Stephen Ikemiya, a partner at MPDG who completed dental school at Northwestern University. Click here to follow him on Linkedin.

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