August 22, 2020

Night Guards are Bandaids

How many of you see the usual signs of wear and tear on the teeth like occlusal cupping and facial abfractions only to go right into a protective night guard conversation? It makes sense to want to “protect” the teeth, but unlike a sports guard that is meant to be worn for short periods, we all need to carefully consider who is the best candidate for a guard that our patients will be wearing at night long term.

John Comisi explains how the common night guard could cause your patients more problems if these symptoms were caused by sleep apnea or sleep disorders.