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How can a splint or night guard treat temporomandibular disorders (TMD)?

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These plastic mouthpieces fit over your upper and lower teeth so they don’t touch. They lessen the effects of clenching or grinding and correct your bite by putting your teeth in a more correct position. What’s the difference between them? You wear night guards while you sleep. You use a splint all the time. Your dentist will tell you which type you need.

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American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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