Improve your dental health with mouthguards
Ever experienced jaw discomfort, toothaches, or even fractured teeth upon waking up? These symptoms could point to nighttime teeth grinding. At Monica Neely DDS, we provide tailored remedies for this issue, featuring custom dental night guards. These cozy mouthguards are designed to be worn during sleep, effectively curbing teeth clenching and grinding throughout the night.
Contact us to discover how our Edmond dental mouthguards can address your nocturnal jaw clenching and enhance your oral well-being.
Problems addressed by dental mouthguards
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Ever find yourself clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep? It’s a pretty common issue. In fact, this grinding is often something you might not even realize you’re doing. But if it keeps happening without treatment, it can cause quite a few other problems for your dental health and overall well-being. Here’s what you might experience:
• Enamel wear away
• Gums pulling back
• Chips or cracks in your teeth
• Hurting face
• Sensitive teeth
• Jaw pain
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders affect both the jaw joints and the adjacent muscles and ligaments responsible for regulating chewing, swallowing, and speech functions. These disorders can stem from diverse factors, such as trauma, an uneven bite, or arthritis. Watch out for these signs:
• Discomfort, pain, or tenderness in the jaw
• Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
• Difficulty chewing
• Aching pain in the face or neck
• Locking or popping of the joint
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical disorder characterized by intermittent cessation of breathing during the night, brought about by an obstruction in the airway. This poses a significant risk to an individual’s well-being. Here are signs to look out for:
• Restless sleep
• Tiredness during the day
• Struggle to concentrate
• Morning headaches
• Unexpected mood swings
Our Edmond Mouthguards
At Monica Neely DDS, we offer different kinds of mouthguards to fit your needs. Whether you’re dealing with TMJ, bruxism, or just want to protect your teeth while playing sports, we’ve got the right appliance just for that. Our approach is centered around personalization, ensuring both comfort and efficacy in your treatment.
Custom-made guards for teeth grinding can be a real game-changer. These guards are designed to stop you from unconsciously clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth during sleep. This is a big deal because, over time, it shields your teeth from getting cracked, chipped, or damaged in other ways. Plus, it helps tackle common issues linked to teeth grinding, like gums that pull back.
Sports guards, also called mouthguards, are like armor for your teeth during sports. They shield your smile from impact, preventing chipped teeth and other injuries. No matter the activity, these guards act as a barrier, keeping your oral health safe while you have fun.
Why is it important to have a custom-made mouthguard?
When you sleep, your mouth moves, and if you tend to grind or clench your teeth, a poorly fitting night guard might actually harm you more than help. The grinding against an ill-fitting guard could damage your teeth and even make your gums recede.
How should I take care of my mouthguard?
To keep your mouthguard clean, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap daily. Store them in a clean, dry spot and avoid exposing them to high heat or direct sunlight.
Are mouthguards comfortable to wear?
Absolutely, our guards are made to fit your teeth just right. They’re comfortable and work well for bruxism. While it might take a few nights to get used to wearing them, most people find they quickly become comfortable.
How long do mouthguards last?
Custom night guards can last for years if you take good care of them. Dr. Neely will check their condition during your regular visits and let you know if they need replacing.
Can anyone use mouthguards?
For the most part, custom night guards are safe and effective for most people. But Dr. Neely might suggest different treatments if you have severe teeth grinding or specific dental problems.
Want to know more about mouthguards or bruxism?
Feel free to consult with Dr. Neely for any additional inquiries you may have. She can provide further guidance and help determine if this treatment fits your specific needs.
Experience next-level dental care
At Monica Neely DDS, we provide exceptional care with a focus on personalized, patient-centered treatment. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile with:
- NQuality time: We value punctuality and dedicate 2 hours to each patient for personalized and comprehensive care.
- NPrivacy and comfort: We treat one patient at a time for individualized care. Our amenities create a warm and welcoming environment.
- NHigh-tech for painless procedures: We prioritize your comfort with the latest technology, including 3D scans, digital X-rays/photography, a hand-held X-ray unit, and a scanner for impressions.
- NThorough follow-up care: We send text message follow-ups to ensure our patient's comfort and satisfaction post-treatment.
Smile stories from our patients
Dr. Neely and her staff were so personable, attentive, and knowledgeable during our consultation about Invisalign. I felt like I was their top priority! I look forward to working with them to get my teeth straightened.
— Sandra W.
I scheduled an Invisalign consultation here. When I got there, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Everything was very professional, and I’ll definitely be coming back!
— Brandon W.
Dr. Monica Neely, DDS, and her staff went above and beyond throughout my Invisalign treatment. My experience has always been met with kind and friendly staff that strives to make my visit comfortable and relaxing. I recommend Dr. Monica Neely DDS to anyone looking for a pleasant dentistry experience!
— Jeremy G.
Your mouth guards appointment
- Schedule your visit.
- Receive a cleaning, exam, oral cancer screening, and x-rays during your first appointment.
- We’ll evaluate your oral health and determine if a mouthguard is right for you.
Investing in your perfect smile
We understand that investing in your dental health is important, which is why we offer flexible payment arrangements that fit your budget.
We accept various payment methods, such as:
- Credit cards
- In-office financing
Our fee-for-service payment option allows you to pay for your treatment without any limitations imposed by insurance.
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