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Ashland Bite Guard Therapy

Let Zarrella Dentistry Protect Your Beautiful & Healthy Smile

Bruxism is defined as the habit of unconsciously grinding, gritting the teeth, or clenching the jaw, particularly during sleep or in situations involving stress. According to the American Sleep Association, bruxism affects 10 percent of American adults and approximately 15 percent of American children—that means more than 30 million people deal with this on a daily basis.

If you suspect that you are grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, it is critical to be evaluated by an experienced dentist for potential bite guard therapy. Our Ashland dentist at Zarrella Dentistry offers bite guard therapy, which helps our patients eliminate headaches, neck aches, jaw soreness, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, lack of sleep, and other symptoms of bruxism. Since teeth grinding is considered the number one cause of tooth loss today, bite guard therapy can prevent that and help save your teeth

The Bite Guard Fitting Process

First, impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth to obtain an adequate fit. Using your impressions as a mold, the bite guard is formed out of strong, durable plastic. When the guard is finished, it is properly fitted to your mouth. All you need to do next is wear the guard while you sleep every night.

The benefits of bite guard therapy include:

  • Prevents tooth damage
  • Prevents headaches
  • Reduces stress placed on your jaw joints and muscles
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Saves money by avoiding restorative dental treatments
  • Prevents snoring

Getting your own custom bite guard requires two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, you will be examined and the necessary measurements are taken to create the mold. If your guard fits perfectly on your second visit, you can start enjoying the benefits later that night.

Call (508) 244-4167 to Schedule an Appointment Today!

A bite guard will stabilize your bite and jaw, and as a result, will allow the jaw and muscles to rest while preserving the structure of your teeth. Bite guard therapy is non-invasive, effective, and is the best defense treatment of bruxism.

For more information, contact us and speak with our Greater MetroWest Area dentist today. We can be reached at (508) 244-4167.

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    “Never thought I would be happy to go back to the dentist!”

    Elliott

  • An all-around great experience. As soon as Caleigh answers the phone you will see what a friendly, warm, and welcoming experience you will have.

    “Dr. Z is extremely knowledgable and welcoming. He not only tells you what you need, but why you need it.”

    Andy

  • Dr Zarrella is the BEST!!! I will never let anyone but Dr Zarrella or his two hygienists near my mouth.

    “He also does the most thorough exam I have ever had and communicates thoroughly with you about what you need and why and how it can affect your health...who knew?!”

    Margo

  • Dr. Zarrella is the most professional, thorough practitioner that I have every met.

    “He is kind, patient, and understanding of a patient's fears.”

    Elizabeth

  • The first step on my road to a healthy mouth!

    “A truly supportive team! ...Thank you to everyone on Team Zarrella!! See you soon!”

    Dean