Bite Guards in Tulsa, OK

Bite guards can help prevent tooth damage from bruxism or teeth grinding. Since 10% of adults and 15% of children grind their teeth in their sleep, utilizing a bite guard regularly may assist preserve teeth and prevent other issues that might arise as a result of grinding.

What is a Bite Guard?

A nightguard is a hard acrylic covering worn over the teeth at night to prevent tooth contact. Although over-the-counter night guards are available, we do not recommend them because they may not fit as well as custom-made ones. A cast or scan of your teeth is used to fabricate a one-of-a-kind guard.

What is the Benefit of a Bite Guard?

You can begin to feel relief from bruxism if you wear your guard every night and follow our instructions. Dr. Casler may observe less of the telltale uneven wear on your teeth caused by bruxism over time, and you may have fewer fractured teeth.

In addition to slowing the wear on your teeth’s biting surfaces, you can reduce or even avoid jaw pain, headaches, and tooth pain.

What is the Difference Between a Bite Guard and a Sports Guard?

The term "mouth guard" is sometimes used to refer to appliances worn for both nighttime tooth grinding and sports, however the two are not synonymous. Teeth are protected by mouthguards, which are coverings worn to safeguard teeth during contact sports like football or soccer and they protect both the teeth and gums from injuries involving direct force to the mouth from the outside.

However, sports guards are not engineered to protect the biting surfaces of the teeth. In fact, sports guards offer very little protection to the part of the teeth affected by nighttime tooth grinding.

Bite Guards in Tulsa, OK

Dr. Casler and our team of dental professionals take great pride in improving our patients' lives. If you live in the Tulsa area, please contact Casler Dental Group at 918-477-7677 today to learn more or to schedule your consultation for a bite guard.