Teeth grinding or bruxism is common among both children and adults. An estimated 40 million people in the United States suffer from this condition. Severe forms of the condition can lead to serious tooth damage and can break fillings and damage gums. Protecting your permanent teeth is essential for both proper function and dental health. Night guards are one way dentists help protect teeth against use of Night guards can help protect your teeth and prevent further loss of tooth enamel if you grind or clench your teeth. Dentists often prescribe occlusal guards to protect your teeth and mouth. They offer a number of desirable features including the fact that they are removable, may easily be worn during sleep times, and fit well over the patient’s teeth.