A mouth guard is an oral appliance custom-made to protect your teeth from serious trauma or injury. They are also used to protect your teeth from wear caused by clenching or grinding during sleep.
Dr. Pakiz creates custom mouth guards for you or your child to wear while engaging in sports or other physical activity. These mouth guards are made from high-quality material that is comfortable and provides superior protection to your teeth, lips, gums and jaw so you can enjoy your activities without having to worry about damaging your teeth.
If Dr. Pakiz sees evidence that suggest you are grinding your teeth he will let you know what your options are for protecting them. Mouthguards are very effective against teeth grinding while you sleep.
Clenching of the jaw and grinding teeth is a common night-time occurrence for many people. More than 8% of the American population grind, squeeze, clench, or rub their teeth together during sleep or while under stress.
Dr. Pakiz can create a custom night guard if needed. Wearing it every night will help protect your teeth and can even ease head and jaw pain.
If left unchecked clenching and grinding can cause wear and damage to your teeth. Jaw pain and headaches are also a common side effect, as clenching your teeth can place undue tension on your facial muscles.
“I’ve been coming to Dr. Pakiz for over 20 years and have always enjoyed coming to the office. The staff treats me like family and makes sure I’m comfortable during whatever procedure I’m having done.”