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What are occlusal guards used for?

A dentist holds an occlusal guard in front of an x ray | occlusal guards Edina MNOcclusal guards are used for protecting your teeth from clenching or grinding.  Both clenching and grinding can create advanced wear on teeth.  They can also create problems of pain or soreness in your jaw.  Guards can help reduce that pain and also protect the teeth from further wear.   Grinding creates wear on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.  Clenching can lead to abfractions which are notches in the front surfaces of your teeth near the gum line.

If you're in need of an occlusal guard, please don't hesitate to contact our Edina, MN dental office today.