What are occlusal guards?

At Rainier Dental Center, we are committed to meeting all of your oral health needs. To help us reach this goal, we offer occlusal guards, which are often referred to as night guards or mouth guards. They are primarily used to treat bruxism, or the grinding and clenching of teeth. Bruxism normally occurs at night as you sleep and can cause a number of health complications, including very worn teeth, headaches, and increased risk of tooth decay. Our accomplished dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, custom makes your occlusal guard for a comfortable fit for a good night’s rest.

How are occlusal guards made?

Occlusal guards are made of durable plastic and are designed to fit snugly over your teeth. They act as a barrier, preventing your teeth from directly touching. Your occlusal guard will be made from molds of your smile, ensuring it fits perfectly and is comfortable to sleep in. Occlusal guards can also be used to treat snoring and mild forms of sleep apnea. We will work together with you to determine how a mouth guard in Seattle, Washington can best serve your smile. We look forward to working with you in our effort to treat all aspects of your smile.