Night Guards (Bruxism)

Night guards are removable acrylic appliances worn on the top or bottom teeth to protect from clenching or grinding (bruxism).

About This Procedure

Grinding or clenching your teeth may result in many adverse effects, including worn or broken teeth, muscle tension headaches, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.  If you show evidence of grinding your dentist may recommend that you wear a night guard while you sleep.  A night guard is a removable acrylic appliance that protects your teeth from the adverse forces of grinding or clenching.



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Mass General Dental Group – Boston

Suite 401165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1076
  • Fax: 617-724-6681

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: 978-882-6600
Fax: 978-882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

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If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.

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