The flat plane occlusal guard has been used to protect teeth for clenching and tooth grinding for the past 111 years. In 1908, Moritz Karolyi, a Viennese dentist, described bruxism as “traumatic neuralgia” and stated “it was the cause of a periodontal condition called pyorrhea (periodontitis).” He most likely fabricated the first occlusal guard and we have been using the design of ever since. Isn’t it time for a new design? In July of 2019 the FDA cleared The POD®, using Unilateral BiteBlock Technology® for bruxism and TMD. The POD® is a patent pending custom fit, laboratory fabricated intraoral mandibular splint designed to aid in treating clenching, grinding (Bruxism) and TMJ dysfunction. Worn during sleep the device serves to protect the teeth, crowns, veneers, and restorations from the destructive forces of bruxism and will help alleviate headaches, TMJ and muscle pain.