Custom mouthguards available with Aliso Viejo, CA dentist
Conditions such as bruxism are more than just uncomfortable for patients. The clenching and grinding that occurs with bruxism can be troubling in more than one way. In fact, bruxism can cause significant damage to the smile. The tightening of the jaw can contribute to the development of temporomandibular joint disorder and can wear natural teeth down and cause breakage of restorations. With the use of a custom mouth guard, patients in the area of Aliso Viejo, CA can protect their smile and reduce the tension associated with this condition.
What is a custom mouth guard?
A custom mouth guard is an oral appliance that is fabricated for the patient using impressions of the natural teeth. This ensures that the mouth guard fits properly and fully protects the teeth. Patients with bruxism will wear the mouth guard as needed to protect their smile from damage. Dr. Claire Cho of Dental Health and Aesthetics Center can provide patients with these custom appliances during a single appointment.
What are the benefits of the custom mouth guard?
The custom mouth guard is often selected for patients with bruxism because it is:
- Comfortable to wear
- Simple to use
- Easy to clean
Getting a proper diagnosis
If you are aware of clenching and grinding during the day, it is vital that you discuss this concern with Dr. Claire Cho. However, sometimes patients are not aware that they clench and grind their teeth during the night. Our dental team may spot signs of bruxism during a routine evaluation and can provide recommendations for treatment and protection of the smile such as mouth guards.
Find out if a mouth guard is right for you!
Aliso Viejo, CA area residents who are dealing with bruxism are advised to speak to their dentist about protecting their smile with nightly mouth guards. Dr. Claire Cho and her team provide the best possible care for new and existing patients in the practice. If you are ready to learn more about mouth guards, schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our team to discuss your options. The office is located at 2 Mareblu, Ste. #200 and can be reached by phone at (949) 541-2529.