About Night Guards
Excessive teeth grinding, or Bruxism, is caused by the clenching of the jaw at night. Bruxism affects a large population of people and can cause health issues such as headaches, pain, and inflammation in addition to dental issues such as cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. Board-certified Dental Physician, Dr. Todd McCracken, at Laser Smile Studio in Denton, TX offers night guards as a solution. Night guards are customized to fit the mouth of each individual and helps to hold the jaw in place while also protecting the teeth from damage. If you're waking up in the mornings with a sore jaw and believe that you could benefit from a night guard, we encourage you to reach out to our front office staff today to set up a consultation at your earliest convenience.
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"Everything went as planned and on schedule."- R.W. / SmileReminder / Jun 19, 2020
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"Thank you for taking the time to make sure that I was fully numbed before starting the procedure though it took almost 50 minutes to get there! Also for explaining the steps of the procedure being done that day."- D.M. / SmileReminder / May 15, 2020
"I have always had a great experience at Laser Smile Studio. I used have dental anxiety but it has been greatly reduced since I became a patient here."- S.D. / SmileReminder / May 14, 2020
What to Expect with Bruxism & Night Guards
Dr. McCracken will make impressions of your upper and lower teeth and take digital X-rays, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. The custom-fit night guard will be crafted from high-quality materials and returned to Laser Smile Studio. You will then have your new night guard checked and fitted by our dental team, who may make minor adjustments for your comfort.
Bruxism & Night Guards Treatment Aftercare
While fitting the night guard, Dr. McCracken will give you specific aftercare instructions on how to clean and store your night guard. With proper care, a night guard can be used for several years. You should clean the mouth guard before and after each use to ensure proper oral hygiene. Our dental team will check for general wear at your regular dental appointments and determine when your night guard needs to be repaired or replaced.
Bruxism & Night Guards Insurance Coverage
Some or all of the cost may be covered by dental insurance if you have visible wear on your teeth from bruxism. Our office can confirm your benefits through your insurance to determine your out-of-pocket cost. For patients without insurance or if your insurance does not cover your night guard, we accept many forms of payment and have financing plans available.
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Guard Against Grinding for Bruxism & Night Guards
A custom night guard from Laser Smile Studio can protect you from grinding and clenching your teeth at night and prevent you from waking up with a headache and mouth pain. Get a better night’s sleep and protect your teeth from future problems with a custom night guard.