While nightguards protect your teeth from grinding against one another and becoming damaged, an NTI is another solution. A small device that only covers your anterior teeth, NTI’s are similar to nightguards, in that they are made from acrylics and hard plastics. But in addition to preventing the grinding of teeth, an NTI will also teach your muscles to relax over time. In this way, it can help you break the habit of grinding altogether. If you are suffering from frequent headaches or damaged teeth, ask Dr. Strickland if an NTI is right for you.
If you or your child takes part in sports or other similar activities, mouthguards are a great way to protect against concussions and dental injuries.