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Nighttime teeth grinding and clenching is a common occurrence among many. With the incredible strength of the human jaw, up to 600 pounds of pressure may rub together damaging teeth, causing migraines, and producing jaw muscle soreness. Thankfully there is a solution!
At Cottonwood Dental Group, we provide customized nightguards and mouthguards to Highlands Ranch patients. To keep teeth intact, we recommend sport mouthguards for all children who participate in any physical sport. Because of the lack of customization, drugstore mouthguards may disturb the bite, majorly shifting the teeth and jaw. However, our lab designs a personalized mouthguard based on the bite and mouth of each patient. “The objective of a mouthguard is to allow the teeth to hit evenly with the same amount of pressure on all the teeth. Even with clenching and grinding, the muscles are more relaxed and not tense.”- Dr. Parsons.
Our patients have a variety of options for mouthguards and nightguards. The guard can be soft or hard, and even reinforced with metal substructures if necessary. A mouthguard can be produced in as little as two appointments: During the first appointment, impressions of the patients’ teeth are taken. A week later, the guard is delivered, along with instructions and a storage case.
Put a stop to worn-down teeth and headaches caused by clenching and grinding! Dr. DeLapp and Dr. Parsons can help with personalized nightguards and mouthguards for Highlands Ranch and surrounding area patients. Call today for your consultation!
‘‘A healthy smile and a healthy mouth lend themselves to a healthy body.
– Dr. Parsons
You may have had a bad dental experience in the past leaving you anxious or fearful of the dentist. Let’s alleviate your fears together with sedation dentistry!
Sedation is ideal for you if you suffer from dental anxiety or will be undergoing a lengthy procedure. Our experienced sedation dentistry Highlands Ranch team will educate you on which sedation option is best for you: