Night guards, also known as occlusal splints or bite guards, are oral appliances designed to protect teeth from the harmful effects of bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching. These custom-made devices offer numerous benefits by providing a cushioning barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing damage and promoting a more restful sleep.

The Treatment Process:

Obtaining a night guard involves a simple and painless process. Dr. Shaggy and Dr. Tania may take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a custom-fitted night guard specifically tailored to your bite. Once the night guard is ready, our dentist may adjust the guard for proper fit and provide instructions on how to wear and care for it.

Benefits of Night Guards:

There are many benefits of wearing a night guard, including:

  • Teeth protection: Night guards protect your teeth from the excessive forces of grinding and clenching, preventing wear, chipping and fractures.
  • Pain relief: Night guards help alleviate jaw pain, headaches and facial muscle soreness associated with bruxism.
  • Improved sleep quality: By reducing grinding and clenching, night guards promote a more restful sleep, reducing disturbances for both you and your sleep partner.
  • TMJ disorder management: Night guards can provide relief for individuals suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders by reducing pressure and tension on the joint.
  • Cost-effective solution: Night guards are a cost-effective option compared to potential dental treatments required to repair damaged teeth or treat TMJ-related issues.

Consult with our dentist to discuss whether a night guard in Frisco, Texas, is the right solution for you and take proactive steps towards preserving your smile and achieving a more peaceful sleep. Call Modern Bite Dentistry at 214-214-7790 today!