Custom Night Guards for Bruxism in
West Columbia

Involuntary teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a habit that many of our patients experience, most commonly during sleep. This grinding, or gnashing, can sometimes lead to damaged tissue, cause headaches, or even result in disorders in the jaw from habitual clenching.

Complicating the issue is that many who experience bruxism also have additional sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea disrupts breathing due to the temporary blockage of the airway. To combat these symptoms and prevent their potential ill effects on teeth, bone tissue, and restful sleep, we offer custom night guards as part of our dental care services to our patients who experience bruxism.

Night guards are custom-made for patients with night grinding or clenching. They are made from a durable acrylic that is molded to the mouth for an ideal fit to protect the surface of the teeth from the effects of night grinding. Typically, the material is thin and discrete enough to be worn in the daytime as well for added protection if the habitual grinding is not limited to sleeping.

Concerned About Grinding Your Teeth?

Teeth grinding can be a real headache in a very literal sense. The grinding and clenching place a lot of tension on the jaw muscles that can cause headaches. Besides the potential for jaw disorder, loss of sleep is another common side effect of bruxism. Bruxism may be a warning sign of sleep apnea, as the jaw involuntarily attempts to open the blocked airway during sleep.

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Victoria R.

Awesome experience! Very professional and friendly staff, especially Felicia and Patty. Patty was very gentle and thorough with my teeth cleaning as well as knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions regarding oral hygiene and gum care. Will definitely be returning for future dental needs and would recommend to anyone!

Rachel D.

I would highly recommend Carolina Smiles to any of my family or friends. The waiting area is complete with complimentary bottled water, hot tea and coffee. I have told numerous coworkers about the amazing staff. They are very easy to talk to and they make you feel comfortable and treat you with respect. Thank you Alisha, Jalisa, Felicia and Melanie for another memorable experience!!

Jason H.

Another great experience at CSFD yesterday! Melanie, Kim M., Loreal, Shellie, and Dr. J took great care of me, as usual, but once again went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and happy. I have referred coworkers and friends because of their staff.
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