How do you know if you grind your teeth?
Your dentist can tell if you grind your teeth usually from the symptoms you tell them or they can tell by the visible signs of wear in your teeth. The night guard is often recommended to prevent any further wear from occurring and to also help alleviate the symptoms you have.
How are bite guards made?
Your dentist will take an impression of either your upper or lower teeth depending on your needs and then the lab will make a custom made mouth guard that’s fits your teeth.
It may take a few nights for you to get used to your night guard. If you don’t wear your night guard while you sleep, your symptoms can start to come back (and your teeth won’t be protected when you grind).