Night Splints Prevent Tooth Breakage
You will probably hear Dr. Busch and Dr. VanYperen recommending an occlusal splint during sleep. This device stops tooth wear and tear by spreading out the pressure in your mouth much like a water lily’s leaf works to prevent a frog from sinking.
A bite splint also creates a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from further damage. Think of it like a football helmet’s facemask. It won’t stop you from getting hit, but it will stop chin-to-chin contact.