Sunshine Smiles of Orange County


How It Works: A Dentek Dental Guard Review

The Dentek Dental Guard can offer an easy temporary solution for night time clenching and grinding.

Stress is all around us lately.  In the news, on social media, in the very upending of our daily routines.  We may think that we have things under control, our emotions, our new way of life, our stress… but nighttime can sometimes tell a different story.  When under immense amounts of stress, bouts of insomnia and tooth clenching and grinding can become part of daily life for many people.  Add to this the inability to seek elective dental care amidst the global pandemic and it becomes extremely important to come up with temporary solutions to help people manage the pain and discomfort that comes along with tooth grinding and clenching.

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How Does A Night Guard Prevent Clenching And Grinding? 7 Facts You Should Know

Does a night guard prevent clenching and grinding and 6 more of your night guard questions answered!

In the last few decades, much attention in dentistry has been devoted to both the airway/sleep apnea and parafunctional habits such a clenching and grinding of the teeth.  These two topics are, in fact, inter related.  Many people can grind or clench their teeth at night due to stress, but there are also many people who may develop these habits due to a narrow airway and sleep apnea.

Whatever the cause, I think we can all agree that tooth grinding and clenching is not great for your teeth and is also something that can lead to uncomfortable symptoms.  This is why every single patient in our office gets asked questions pertaining ...

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