Occlusal Guards

Occlusal guards are retainer-type device made of hard or soft plastic that fit over your upper or lower teeth. They are usually needed for persons who clench or grind their teeth in order to prevent damaging wear to, or cracking of, their teeth. He may also recommend one if you are having headaches or jaw pain that is a result of clenching your teeth. If you are having signs or symptoms that indicate you could benefit from an occlusal guard, Dr. Hall will discuss this treatment option with you.