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If you deal with morning headaches or jaw pain, you are perhaps suffering from bruxism, also called nightly teeth grinding. We can make you a special mouth guard (known as a night guard) that you wear while sleeping to foil any pearly whites from grinding or rubbing together; no one should have to agonize over bruxism if they don’t have to.

To fashion your new night guard, Dr. Richard D. Guthrie will take an impression of your mouth (through use of a mold or digital technology). Once the impression has been developed, we’ll send it to a dental laboratory where the night guard will be created. Using special equipment that generates the perfect conditions, the dental lab team will make your night guard from the impression, and once it’s done, they will send it to our office.

On a follow-up checkup, you will judge how the night guard fits in your mouth. The doctor will make any necessary adjustments to the device to make sure they ensure your comfort. If the night guard is feeling uncomfortable, you can return to our office for an adjustment checkup.

Are you ready for a new night guard in Ladera Ranch, California? If so, please call the staff of Mission Ranch Dental Aesthetics at 949-388-6325 now to pencil in your next appointment. We’ll see you soon!