About Night Guards
Redlands, CA dentist, Dr. Steve Tatevossian, educates patients on teeth grinding and how it can negatively impact the oral health of his patients. Teeth grinding is common and affects approximately 10 – 15% of adults. It can lead to chipped teeth, movement, tooth pain, headaches, and other symptoms, which can end up damaging the teeth, leading to expensive dental problems. High quality, custom night guards, which can be fitting right in our office at King House Dental, then made at a professional dental library, can help patients overcome this condition, also known as bruxism. Night guard helps patients, who grind their teeth or clench their jaw while sleeping, so they can sleep better while protecting their teeth and jaw.
Night Guards Reviews
"I had been underwhelmed by my dentist for quite some time. My boyfriend told me I NEED to go to Dr. T. He's been seeing him for years and drives all the way from Burbank to Redlands every six months because, 'Dr. T is the BEST!' I finally agreed to go and WOW! I'm now driving all the way from Valencia to Redlands every six months to see Dr. T. I had no idea what a dentist who actually keeps up on the latest technology, is knowledgeable, and truly cares about his patients is like until I started going to Dr. T. For years I thought I had receding gums because I brushed too hard. Turns out it's because I grind my teeth at night (which I knew I'd always done). Dr. T. explained to me the mechanics of it, which totally made sense! After filling a couple of spaces to eliminate the insane sensitivity I'd been living with for years, which I didn't even know was possible, I agreed to be fitted for a night guard. After wearing it for only about two weeks, my recessions already improved significantly, I'm sleeping better, and I haven't had any new sensitive areas since I started wearing the night guard. Oh, and the iPod and warm lavender neck pillow during treatments are fabulous! Can't imagine going anywhere else! I will definitely continue making the drive. Thank you Dr. T.!"- K.Z. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2014
"A great practice and really appreciate the friendliness and professionalism of Dr. T and all of his staff. He also solved a sleep problem that I had by diagnosing a grinding of my teeth and the resulting pain in the neck (literally). He was the first dentist to have ever done that for me! They use the latest in all technologies."- D.W. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2014
What to Expect
During a dental appointment with Dr. Tatevossian, impressions are made of the upper and lower teeth, and then sent to our lab so the final device can be made. This custom-fit guard is sent back to our office where we work with the patient, ensuring that it fits properly and showing them how to care for it. Wearing the appliance nightly is important for the overall success of overcoming teeth grinding.
The night guard can last for several years with proper home care. The patient should clean the mouth guard before and after each use. Depending on the type of material used when making the mouth guard, the dentist will give the patient more specific care instructions. Patients should bring their night guard to all future dental appointments so the dentist can check for general wear and decide when it needs to be replaced.
In many cases, dental insurance usually covers a portion of the cost for custom-night guards, especially when ordered by a dentist for teeth clenching. Compared to over-the-counter night guards, custom night guards are more expensive, but are usually more effective in curing and overcoming teeth grinding while sleeping.
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A Quiet Night's Sleep
If you are one of millions of Americans who wake up with tooth pain, a tight jaw, headaches or mouth pain, consult with King House Dental about a custom night guard that can protect your teeth from grinding and clenching. Redlands, CA dentist, Dr. Steve Tatevossian will ensure you are able to get a better night's sleep, but more importantly, protect your teeth from serious damage.