Protecting your teeth from the damaging effects of teeth grinding is easy with The Doctorâ€™s NightGuard, a dental protector for nighttime teeth grinding. The Doctorâ€™s NightGuard was designed by a team of dentists who saw the damage that teeth grinding could do. Over 1,200 prototypes were developed to ultimately select the top-performing Advanced Comfort design. This premium comfort design is patented and only available from The Doctorâ€™s.
About 1/3 of the population are teeth grinders, half of whom become chronic enough to require treatment. Teeth grinding is most common at night while sleeping. When diagnosed early, teeth grinding can be treated before it causes permanent damage.
Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. Some damage that can occur: chipped teeth, tooth flattening, tooth wear, cracked tooth enamel, cracked, loose or broken fillings, tooth loss and gum recession.
Partial coverage dental protectors do not lock into place and do not support all the teeth, so they are less comfortable and offer less protection.
Other custom-fit guards are made with a softer material throughout, which can cause rebound and grind through. Additionally, The Doctorâ€™s patented slanted front provides more comfort by keeping material away from lips and gums.