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About the Procedure

Grinding or clenching your teeth may result in many adverse effects, including worn or broken teeth, muscle tension headaches and temporomandibular joint 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.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.