Maryam Horiyat, DDS . AIAOMT . IABDM

27652 Crown Valley Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Nightguards/bruxism

CUSTOM-FIT MOUTH GUARDS

Protect Your Teeth During Athletic Activities & Sleep with Mouthguards

Protecting your smile is always essential to keep a healthy smile and ultimately healthy body and emotion. Injuries to the mouth, teeth and jaw are some of the most common injuries happens either daytime during athletic or recreational activities or while sleeping by jaw clenching & teeth grinding (condition called Bruxism). With an estimated prevalence rate among adults between 8% to 31.4% and children between 6% to half of all kids, you and your child may grind at night and not be aware of it. 

Custom-fit dental mouthguards such as nightguards and sport guards are easy and non-invasive devices to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep, from injuries while your play sport, or from orofacial pain due to TMJ. However, not all mouthguards are the same. 

BENEFITS OF MOUTHGUARDS

Mouthguards are meant to minimize the risks of injuries to your:

TYPES OF MOUTHGUARDS

Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. There are three basic types of mouthguards: the pre-made nightguard, the “boil-and-bite” nightguard, and a custom-made smart nightguard from our office. When you choose a nightguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable, and well fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly. A nightguard created in our office will fit all these requirements, as it will be custom-made just for your teeth.

THE BENEFITS OF A PREMIUM CUSTOM MOUTH GUARDS?

TEETH GRINDING & JAW CLENCHING

Teeth grinding, jaw clenching and shifting is medically called bruxism. Bruxing is usually categorized into sleep bruxism and awake bruxism that happens to both adults & children.

Jaw clenching is characterized by when people clamp down your jaws with no other movement; teeth grinding happens when the lower jaw is tightened and moved sideways against the upper jaw. Therefore, people who clench their teeth are more likely to report aching jaw with hardly any wear marks on their teeth. on the other hand, grinding is likely leave distinct patterns of tooth wear than can be detected during a dental examination. 

THE REASONS FOR BRUXISM

CAN BRUXISM LEAVE A PERMANENT DAMAGE?

Most people probably grind teeth and clench jaw from time to time. if it happens occasionally, it does not usually cause harm, but if it happens on a regular basis, it can cause many oral health complications and be harmful by causing damages to the teeth, jaw, and facial muscle strain.

In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, loss of teeth; it can also affect your jaw causing TMD/TMJ or change the appearance of your face. Sever bruxism tear teeth down to stumps. When these events happen, dental treatments such as porcelain veneers, bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, complete dentures, and even full-mouth reconstruction may be needed.

SOLUTION FOR BRUXISM

The best anti-grinding teeth protectors are the professionally made and premium dental guard, known as night guards. They help you to sleep comfortably, eliminate headaches, protect teeth, and reduce jaw discomfort. They work by putting a barrier between your teeth and lighten the tension to the muscles in the jaw. However, you should be screened for sleep apnea before being fitted for a night guard.

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DNA Appliance

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Clear Aligners

TAKING CARE OF YOUR MOUTHGUARD

Like to a retainer, braces, or any other special dental appliance, it is important to take care of your mouthguard by storing it properly and keeping it clean. You should also know when to replace your old mouthguard with a new one. Here are a few simple ways to keep your mouthguard clean and working correctly:

  • Gently scrub your mouthguard after each use with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Store your mouthguard in a protective case.
  • Do not leave your mouthguard in the sun or in hot water; it may melt or become deformed.
  • Replace your mouthguard at the beginning of every new sports season. You should also replace your mouthguard if you notice it has become worn and no longer fits properly.
  • Do not wear a retainer with your mouthguard. If you wear braces, your dentist will help design a mouthguard to protect your teeth and your braces.
  • Do not chew on or cut pieces off of your mouthguard.
  • Bring your mouthguard to each dental checkup, and your dentist can check to make sure it’s still in good shape.

Our goal is to help minimize your chances of a sports related injury. Be sure to ask your dentist about mouthguards at your next dental checkup – GO TEAM!

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Dr. Maryam Horiyat is a premier cosmetic, holistic, and biological dentist who is commonly considered an ideal choice for patients seeking the finest dental treatments. She has completed numerous simple to complex dental treatments successfully, which has helped her patients to protect their oral and overall health while achieving an incredibly beautiful look. See for yourself how rewarding dental treatments can be when you choose Dr. Horiyat to enhance and care for your smiles and health.

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