A member asked:

How do i know if i need a night mouth guard?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Mouth guard: Your dentist or oral surgeon will help you decide this. If you are grinding your teeth, especially to the point of TMJ pain...Then a mouth guard may be recommended.

Answered 6/10/2014

5.2k views

Thank
Dr. William Harris answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

A few reasons: A mouth guard worn at night can give you several benefits. If you have TMJ syndrome, it may ease or interrupt your bite. If you are a grinder and are losing the enamel from you teeth, it is a protector. Some are fashioned to help people with obstructive sleep apnea. Our technology is increasing to the point where we are finding less and less invasive ways to fix things, so try out a mouth guard.

Answered 9/28/2016

5.2k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Would a football mouth guard help with jaw clenching at night?

9 doctors weighed in across 5 answers

A member asked:

Is there a way to stop teeth grinding at night without a mouth guard?

7 doctors weighed in across 5 answers