Is it common for dentists to recommend a night guard after a patient gets new porcelain veneers? My dentist recommended it for me. I am wondering if this is just a money-making thing or if I really need it. Thanks – Tish
Tish – It is common to recommend a night guard. It will protect teeth from damage due to grinding or clenching during sleep. Many people, at least on occasion, grind or clench their teeth while they sleep, and they are completely unaware of it. When examining your teeth, your dentist may have noticed signs that indicate you may clench or grind your teeth.
Grinding or clenching teeth can damage porcelain veneers. The night guard will protect your investment and help keep your teeth in their correct position.
This post is sponsored by New Jersey cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.