biteguard

biteguard

Etymology: AS, bitan + OFr, garder, to defend
a resin or rubber appliance that covers the occlusal and incisal surfaces of the teeth. It is used to stabilize the teeth, to provide a platform for the excursive glides of the mandible, and to eliminate the effects of nocturnal grinding of the teeth. Also called biteplane, night guard. Compare mouth guard.
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The IDA advised that wearing a night time biteguard dramatically also reduces the risk of cracked tooth syndrome.
Treatment may include bite adjustments or a biteguard appliance.