Grinding the night away...the benefits of Occlusal Guards By Dr. Meek on April 05, 2023

The use of professionally made occlusal guards can provide many benefits to those suffering from the effects of bruxism (clenching and grinding teeth). Here we outline five major benefits that these custom-fitted guards offer:


1. Increased Comfort: Custom fitted occlusal guards are designed to provide a snug fit which helps reduce discomfort due to clenching and grinding. They cushion your bite, distributing the pressure more evenly over your jaw and mouth.


2. Improved Bite: A correctly fitted guard helps maintain proper dental alignment by reducing the forces exerted on your teeth when you clench or grind them. This keeps your bite in better shape, improving both structure and functionality.


3. Reduced Headaches: By helping to prevent teeth clenching and grinding, a properly fitted guard can reduce the occurrence of headaches related to bruxism.


4. Prevention of Tooth Wear: A professionally made guard helps protect your teeth from the wear and tear associated with teeth grinding. This helps preserve their natural shape, size and integrity for years to come.


5. Improved Sleep Quality: When used correctly, occlusal guards can help you get a better night’s sleep by reducing sleep disruptions caused by teeth clenching or grinding.


Professionally made occlusal guards are an excellent way to protect your teeth against the effects of bruxism that can cause long-term damage if left untreated. If you have any questions about getting a custom-fitted guard, contact your us to discuss the best options for you. Additionally, we can provide guidance on how to properly use and care for your new occlusal guard to ensure the maximum benefits. With regular maintenance and proper use, these guards can help to maintain optimal dental health and give you peace of mind when it comes to protecting your teeth.

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38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, utilizes the latest proven technology to provide you personalized dental care. Dr. Meek and Dr. Tasch are members of local and national dental associations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Capital Area Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, call us at (512) 458-6222 or contact us online today!

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