Occlusal Guards in Houston, TX
Many patients suffer from bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. While some may consciously grind their teeth during the day, most cases of teeth grinding are found in patients who do this at night during sleep. For that reason, many of these individuals don’t even realize they’re doing it until they start to show signs of jaw pain or increased tooth sensitivity. Left untreated, teeth grinding can eventually wear down the enamel of your teeth, and cause future problems with your jaw and bite. For that reason, our Houston, TX dental office offers night occlusal guards for those who want to protect their smile from damage, and reduce teeth grinding side effects.
Custom Occlusal Guards vs. Normal Sports Guards
An occlusal guard is very similar to normal mouth guards worn by athletes, in which you wear the appliance over your teeth. However, the occlusal guard is designed to remain comfortably in place while you sleep, allowing for normal breathing. In addition, the occlusal guard is custom made to fit your smile for optimal results.
Do you suspect you’ve been grinding your teeth at night? Book an appointment with our Houston office today! Dr. Tutu will be happy to assess your teeth to see if you’re experiencing teeth grinding symptoms and if a dental occlusal guard is the right treatment option for you.
Dr. Tutu OmilabuDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Tutu Omilabu has over 20 years of experience as a Dental Surgeon. She holds a D.D.S. degree from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry and a BDS degree from the highly reputed University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.