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Occlusal Guards (Night Guards) in Cincinnati, OH

These days many people are under a lot of stress. Oftentimes, this stress leads to clenching or grinding of the teeth during the day and more often during the night. If you awake in the morning with sore jaws, or if another person hears you grinding your teeth while you are sleeping, or the dentist notices wear areas on your teeth, an occlusal guard may be indicated. An occlusal guard is a clear plastic mouth guard that covers the upper teeth to prevent wear and tear on the teeth. Occlusal guards protect the teeth and also reduce fatigue and soreness of the muscles used to grind and chew.