I was told I need a bite guard. Is this really necessary? Shouldn’t I just wait until there is a problem?
If you are being told you need a bite guard, it is because you have some signs and/or symptoms of grinding or clenching your teeth. Signs are things the doctor sees that are a problem; symptoms are the things you’re feeling that might be a problem. Signs that you are grinding or clenching can include one or more of the following: