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Nightguards for Bruxism – Deer Park, TX

A Barrier of Protection for Your Teeth

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If you are overly stressed and suffer from teeth grinding or clenching, it may be time to seek the help of a professional. Dr. Gregg Mosley is a dentist in Deer Park who can create a customized nightguard that is designed to serve as a barrier between your top and bottom teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other while you sleep. Easy to use and comfortable to wear, our team at Deer Park Dental will show you how to wear your oral device and achieve maximum results. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mosley.

Why Choose Deer Park Dental for Nightguards for Bruxism?

  • Customized oral devices to help protect your smile
  • Trusted expert with years of clinical experience
  • Dental insurance & flexible financing available

What is Bruxism?

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If you grind or clench your teeth at night, it is likely that you are suffering from what is known as bruxism. This common problem affects both children and adults and can take a serious toll on your smile if left untreated. Not only can your tooth enamel wear down over time, but it can also cause gum recession and put you at a greater risk for gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD).

How to Tell if You Grind Your Teeth at Night

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While the most common symptom associated with teeth grinding or clenching is a sore jaw, there are other ways you can determine if you might be suffering from bruxism. These include:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Popping or clicking jaw each time you open and close your mouth
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain throughout the neck, face, and ears

Benefits of a Nightguard

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You will find that by wearing a customized nightguard while you sleep, you will enjoy many of the great benefits that a one-size-fits-all device cannot provide, such as:

  • A more comfortable fit that is designed based on impressions taken of your smile. Your nightguard will be easy to wear and fit properly in your mouth.
  • Increased protection that keeps your teeth from touching and grinding throughout the night.
  • The opportunity to enjoy a healthier smile because of the nightguard’s ability to prevent worn tooth enamel, which can cause chips and cracks and require more extensive restorative treatment in the future.

Caring for Your Nightguard

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To ensure greater longevity for your nightguard, it is imperative that you take proper care of it. Dr. Mosley and our team will be happy to provide you with detailed instructions on how to maintain your nightguard and keep it in optimal condition.

  • Make sure to clean and rinse your nightguard each time you take it out and prepare to put it back in.
  • Use mild hand soap, not abrasive toothpaste to clean it.
  • Use lukewarm water to rinse your nightguard. Hot water can warp the plastic.
  • Keep your nightguard in a protective case when you’re not wearing it.
  • Let us know immediately if you lose or damage your nightguard so that we can have another created for you quickly.