Night Guards Specialist

Fuller Smiles

Dental Clinics located in Culver City, CA

If you wake up tired with a tight jaw or sensitive teeth, it's time to get help. Grinding your teeth or snoring might be preventing you from getting a full night's sleep. Fuller Smiles's knowledgeable team offers a simple fix — dental snore guards and night guards for patients in all stages of life. Fuller Smiles has convenient locations in Long Beach, Culver City, and Rancho Cucamonga, California. Schedule your consultation online or call today to improve your oral health and the quality of your sleep.

Night Guards

What are night guards?

If you wake up with a throbbing and tender jaw in the morning, you might grind your teeth or clench your jaw when you sleep. Some people also experience distressing headaches and toothaches, as well. This is a condition called bruxism, which affects both adults and children.

The experienced providers at Fuller Smiles can help soothe the side effects of bruxism by making a special night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. After the dental team takes an impression of your teeth, they create a night guard that's specially made to fit your teeth and mouth. Since the night guard is tailor-made for you, it's comfortable enough to wear while you sleep and prevents you from grinding your teeth.

Choose not to wear a night guard but continue to grind your teeth at night? Over time, you run the risk of damaging your teeth. You might find yourself in need of veneers, crowns, or other cosmetic dental work, especially if your permanent teeth are damaged.

What is a snore guard?

A snore guard is a dental device that fits inside the mouth to help prevent snoring. It's designed to remedy mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. A skilled dentist at Fuller Smiles will assess your sleep apnea and snoring symptoms to recommend the best, most effective type of snore guard for you.

What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Constant snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea. When it's associated with this disorder, snoring isn't the primary cause for worry. The numerous problems that snoring can trigger are the real concern. Adults with sleep apnea often suffer from unrefreshing, fitful sleep and insomnia that, if left untreated, could lead to grave health problems.

Do snore guards work?

A snore guard that's designed by your dentist to fit your mouth can substantially lessen the symptoms and side effects of severe snoring and sleep apnea. The benefits of sleeping with a snore guard include:

  • Better airflow
  • Healthier sleep patterns
  • Less frequent snoring
  • Less noisy snoring

If you grind your teeth or snore loudly enough to interrupt your sleep, the experienced team at Fuller Smiles can help you sleep better and feel better with custom dental snore guards and night guards. Call Fuller Smiles today or request a consultation online.