Are you grinding your teeth, unaware of the impact it could be having on your oral health? Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is highly uncomfortable and can cause severe damage to your teeth and other structures in the mouth. To reduce this risk, Dr. Tommy Song and Dr. Joon Cho of Smile Lounge advise patients to wear tailored mouthguards to protect their precious pearly whites from experiencing further harm and keep them shining bright and intact.
With years of expertise and experience under our belts, we have the knowledge and hands-on training to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Our dentists prescribe night guards as the first-line defense against bruxism, and our top-of-the-line treatments and technology deliver optimal results.
Signs that You Might Need a Night Guard
If you believe you may be prone to night-time or unconscious teeth grinding, using a night guard could be essential in protecting your dental health. Grinding teeth and clenching jaws are strongly associated with adverse side effects, including visible wear, jaw pain, and headaches. While it’s likely that you’re not aware that you’ve developed a bruxism habit, a roommate or partner might notice. Plus, your dentist can check for signs of bruxism at dental appointments.
Advantages of Night Guards
A night guard is an effective preventative measure to keep your teeth safe from the wear and tear caused by frequent clenching and grinding. Wearing a night guard while you sleep can help protect your teeth against chipping, fracturing, or other damage. Also, it can reduce jaw pain and headaches associated with bruxism by serving as a physical reminder not to clench the jaw.
How It Works
Our night guards are custom-made to fit the wearer comfortably so that you won’t be sacrificing comfort for health with this reliable remedy. The fabrication process starts with an impression taken of your unique bite, which is then used to create a night guard from thin plastic material. The night guard is precision cut and shaped to fit comfortably in the mouth, with smooth edges, so there won’t be any irritation from contact with the gums or tongue. Working closely with your dentist ensures that the night guard fits securely and snugly against all areas of the teeth for complete protection against further damage.
Protect Your Teeth from Nightly Teeth Grinding
Are you guilty of nighttime teeth grinding or jaw clenching? We only get one set of permanent teeth, so we must defend them at all costs. Smile Lounge’s professional team can care for you by prescribing custom-fit mouthguards. With their experience and expertise, Dr. Song and Dr. Cho can provide all the necessary treatments to improve your dental health. Our Frisco general dentists provide access to quality services when time matters most and look forward to getting you back on track with your dental health.
Scheduling a fitting for a night guard with one of our expert dentists is easy. Just call 978-595-1713 or use our convenient online scheduling tool right now. We look forward to serving you and reestablishing excellent dental health.