bite guard


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bite guard

(bīt gahrd)
Occlusal appliance used for diagnosis or therapy of the maxillary-mandibular relationship.
Synonym(s): bite guard splint.
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The LunaGuard Nighttime Dental Protector is a bite guard that provides better protection than conventional nighttime bite guards due to its unique design and materials, according to McKeon.
If grinding of the teeth is a problem, you could speak to your dentist about getting a temporary bite guard that may help limit this habit.
Your doctor or dentist may recommend stretching exercises for your jaw to help improve movement, as well as short-term use of a stabilization splint or bite guard that fits over the upper or lower teeth.