Oral Appliance Therapy Protects Teeth From Grinding

Cheerful pretty blonde senior woman looking at camera, smiling with healthy white teeth, laughing, posing for shooting on sofa, touching chin. Senior lady home head shot portraitAre you concerned about wear and tear on your smile from constant grinding? Do you wake up each morning with feelings of restlessness or soreness in your face and jaw muscles? Both of these conditions arise from involuntary movement of the jaw as you sleep at night. If this is your case, we could design a custom night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep. With the right touch, a night guard can gently glide your jaw into a more comfortable position, granting relaxation until you rise feeling refreshed.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we can help you achieve a better night’s sleep with a custom oral appliance. By taking unique measurements of your specific bite, we can create a device that goes far beyond the capabilities of a store-bought guard. Relieve pressure on your jaw’s joints and protect your smile from grinding with this effective treatment.

Fall Asleep Easier With Oral Appliance Therapy

When your teeth rub together throughout the night, the damage occurs in multiple forms. First, your dentition is down from the physical grinding that removes a tooth’s enamel. This process leaves your smile worse for appearance while increasing your susceptibility to tooth decay. When you wear a night guard, however, the BPA-free plastic appliance separates each row of teeth from touching one another. This can protect against breakage, cracks, and other physical harm to your smile.

Separate The Rows Of Your Smile

When you place your custom oral appliance on your teeth before bed, you can rest assured they will not wear down throughout the night. This protective appliance prevents each row from grinding into one another and lessens the pressure placed on your jaw’s joints. This helps you preserve your healthy smile for years to come without additional physical wear and tear.

Exploring Cosmetic Repairs For Worn Teeth

We can help you manage worn dentition by exploring cosmetic solutions at our practice. Individual teeth may benefit from the placement of a dental crown to restore a physically compromised outer tooth structure. If the majority of your teeth look worse for wear, we could design a custom set of porcelain veneers that cover each tooth. This versatile method offers the ability to customize the shade, shape, and uniformity of your smile. Veneers could treat your bruxism damage at the same time as other existing imperfections. This makes porcelain veneers a very attractive option for smile repair.


When you receive a custom oral appliance for your bruxism or TMJ concerns, you will protect your teeth each night you go to bed. Please contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at (915) 849-9000 so we can help you wake up feeling more refreshed and comfortable.