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Teeth Grinding/Bruxism Elk Grove, CA

Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth in your sleep is not just annoying for others, as it can also cause serious damage to your teeth. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is most common at night or can be a nervous habit when you are awake. Curbing your urge to grind your teeth or clench your jaw can protect your teeth during the day. However, while sleeping, you may need protective gear. Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove offers customized dental nightguards that can protect your smile from teeth grinding.

Your jaw muscles are extremely strong, applying intense pressure when you chew or clench your jaw. This pressure is meant to help you chew and grind tough foods to make them easier to digest. When there is not food in between your upper and lower teeth, that pressure is applied directly to the teeth. This can cause cracks and structural damage. The grinding can remove enamel and put teeth at risk for decay and infection. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can also damage the jaw joint, leading to jaw joint disorders or TMJ/TMD. For those that have bruxism, a dental nightguard can be the best option for nocturnal teeth protection.

Customized Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding

To prevent damage to enamel, tooth structure and the jaw joint from teeth grinding, a mouthguard is recommended. The dentists at Laguna West Dental Care can create a customized dental nightguard that is designed to fit your teeth and is comfortable to wear while you sleep. This layer of protection and adjustment to the jaw can prevent teeth grinding during sleep, protecting your oral health and smile.

If you suffer from bruxism, your teeth and jaw joint could be at risk of damage. Contact our office to schedule a dental exam and fitting for a customized dental mouthguard that can protect your smile while you sleep.

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Winter Hours

October - April
Monday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Summer Hours

May - September
Monday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Our Patient Reviews

Laguna West Dental Care

5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!