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Mouth Guard Specialist

Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek

Antonio Margiotta, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Walnut Creek, CA

If you wake up tired with a tight jaw or sensitive teeth, it's time to get help. Grinding your teeth or snoring might be preventing you from getting a full night's sleep. Antonio Margiotta, DMD, offers a simple fix — custom mouth guards for patients of all ages. Visit Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, California. Call for a consultation or book an appointment online. Dr. Margiotta is ready to help you breathe easier and sleep better!

Mouth Guard

What is a mouth guard?

Designed to protect your teeth against friction, mouth guards are typically recommended for patients who need protection from:

  • Bruxism, or teeth grinding
  • Teeth clenching caused by Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Sports injuries

There are a number of different types of mouth guards Dr. Margiotta may recommend based on your unique needs, including:

Custom-fit mouth guards for teeth grinding

If you suffer from nighttime teeth grinding or jaw clenching, caused by either bruxism or TMJ, a customized mouth guard may be your best bet in protecting your teeth from further damage. To prepare for your one-of-a-kind mouth guard, Dr. Margiotta will take a mold of your teeth to create a nighttime guard that perfectly fits your teeth. A customized nighttime mouthguard can help protect you against the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism, including:

  • Tooth pain
  • Facial sensitivity
  • Jaw pain and sore jaw
  • Gum inflammation
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Sports mouth guards

While you can buy a generic mouth guard from your local sporting goods store, it will not custom-fit to your teeth. Dr. Margiotta can create a customized mouth guard that offers quality protection during contact sports, such as:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Baseball and softball

These mouth guards are designed to wrap around your teeth comfortably, providing protection for each tooth in your mouth.

Do I need a night guard?

If your jaw aches on most mornings, you might be clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth while you sleep.

The experienced team at Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek can help ease the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism by designing a night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep.

After a member of the dental team takes an impression of your teeth, they create a five-star night guard that's specially made to fit your teeth and mouth. Because the night guard is custom-fit, it's both comfortable to wear and effective at preventing teeth grinding while you sleep.

Choose not to wear a night guard but continue to grind your teeth at night? Over time, you run the risk of damaging your teeth. You could find yourself needing cosmetic dental work like crowns or veneers, especially if you harm your permanent teeth.

If you grind your teeth at night or play a contact sport, Dr. Margiotta at Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek can help you sleep better and feel better with custom night guards and snore guards. Call Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek today or request an appointment online.