Virtually all dental night guards currently available in retail stores are designed to either cover both the front and back teeth or just cover the back teeth. These other designs may help to protect against grinding, however because they cover the back teeth, they can actually cause more clenching while you sleep. SmartGuard Night Guard is designed to cover the front teeth, preventing the back teeth from coming into contact which reduces the clenching forces of the jaw muscles. If left untreated, bruxism can cause morning headaches, jaw pain and tooth damage. Effective mouth guards for night time teeth protection can help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. The SmartGuard was designed to utilize the same technology Dentists have used for decades to treat TMJ patients with custom guards costing hundreds of dollars. Now this same technology is available to consumers at a fraction of the cost.