guard, bite

guard, bite,

n an acrylic resin appliance designed to cover the occlusal and incisal surfaces of the teeth of a dental arch to stabilize the teeth and/or provide a flat platform for the unobstructed excursive glides of the mandible. See also plane, bite.
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A typical dental examination involves an oral-cancer screening that includes examining your face, neck, lymph nodes, soft tissues, and jaw joints (TMJs); looking for loose or broken teeth or damaged fillings; checking for gum disease; x-raying your teeth for signs of decay or damage; inspecting your bite; checking any dental appliances (bridge, night guard, bite plate); cleaning (to remove plaque and tartar), polishing, and flossing your teeth; reviewing brushing and flossing techniques; and scheduling any needed dental treatment.