Smile by Design Dental Group
Michael Choi, DMD
Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Irvine, CA
We know a lot of people avoid wearing mouthguards because they’re uncomfortable. They get in the way of speech and sometimes hamper breathing, but custom mouthguards are different.
Why Is A Custom-Fit Mouthguard Important
A mouthguard specifically designed for you is much more comfortable and less bulky, making talking, breathing, and swallowing easier. Dr. Choi only uses materials of the highest quality so your mouthguard will last.
Talk to us about a custom mouthguard fitting. Your long-term health and safety is our highest concern.
How A Night Guard Helps
Protect Your Teeth From Grinding And Clenching While You Sleep
The Woes Of Bruxism
If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or a headache, then you know the struggle of sleep bruxism (teeth grinding). Stopping it can be very difficult because it happens in your sleep, but one way to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding is to wear a custom night guard.
Wearing a night guard provides a cushioning effect so that your upper and lower teeth can’t wear away at each other. It protects your teeth from external damage caused by grinding, such as chipping and erosion. However, it is not a cure for a grinding habit, and as long as the grinding continues, some symptoms such as jaw pain may not change.