Bite Guards

dr hoag with patient crShoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA

Protecting your teeth from damage can sometimes be the best line of defense when it comes to preserving your smile. Teeth grinding and clenching, while sleeping, is a common problem for patients. You may not even realize you do this in your sleep, which is why routine dental checkups are recommended for everyone.

Over time, teeth grinding and clenching leads to:

  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth loss
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Jaw joint disorders (TMJ)
  • Misshapen teeth

A bite guard is a simple and convenient solution to protecting your teeth while you sleep. Teeth clenching and grinding is sometimes due to dental issues, but most often brought on by stress. Although stress cannot always be eliminated from our lives, the habit it brings can be alleviated with a bite guard.

A bite guard is custom-made to fit over your teeth. The bite guard will absorb shock and force while you grind and clench your teeth. Not only will you be preserving the health of your teeth but you will save yourself money from costly repairs down the road.

Creating your custom-made bite guard begins with us taking impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent to our trusted dental lab that handcrafts your oral appliance. You will return to our office for a second visit that is within 2-3 weeks. At this appointment we ensure a proper fit and review care instructions for your new appliance.

Contact Hoag and Dotsch today for a consultation about protecting your teeth. We welcome patients of Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, Washington.