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A bite guard (also known as a stress guard, teeth guard, dental guard or night guard) is a dental appliance that is provided by Boca Perio Implants to protect your teeth from excessive grinding or clenching, Teeth grinding, or bruxism, destroys teeth and can wreck that dazzling smile you have fought so hard to achieve. This bite guard1 is made from the highest industry standard acrylic that is shaped to perfectly fit your teeth. Once prescribed and fitted, these guards are easily inserted and removed by the patient, for optimum convenience.

We will ensure that the bite guard is tight enough on your teeth without being uncomfortable and simple maintenance instructions are given to help you keep your bite guard in the same excellent condition as your teeth.

The dentists at Boca Perio Implants have had extensive training and experience in Bite Guards. We also utilize the industry’s highest quality materials and standards of care. This means you can relax with the knowledge that you are in safe hands!

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About the Procedure

About the Procedure

Wearing a bite guard offers many worthwhile advantages:

  • It protects your teeth from the forces of grinding or clenching
  • Since acrylic is softer, grinding against it does not harm the teeth.
  • The forces are distributed more evenly on the whole bite rather than on an individual tooth.
  • The new position of the bite changes the muscle signals to the brain and for many patients the grinding/clenching eases or ceases completely.

In some cases, we also may prescribe thinner bite guards made of a more rubbery material. These are ideal if you suffer from mild bruxism2 during stressful events in life such as during exams or work stress.

References

1 WebMD. Dental health mouth guards. Available: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/mouth-guards.

2 WebMD. Dental health and teeth grinding (Bruxism). Available: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/teeth-grinding-bruxism.

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About the Author

Dr. Julian C. Leichter is a Harvard Fellow, and Boca Raton’s trusted leader in periodontics with more than 40 years of experience in natural tooth preservation, and implant preservation. His periodontal bone regeneration stem cell transplantation techniques continue to nurture many healthy smiles throughout Florida, and beyond.

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