Protect your smile and sleep soundly with Nightguards for Bruxism

Welcome to Geach Dental, your trusted dental practice serving the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. We understand the damaging effects of bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding, and we are here to provide you with effective solutions. Our custom-made nightguards for bruxism are designed to protect your teeth, alleviate symptoms, and promote better oral health, ensuring you get a restful night's sleep.

Bruxism can cause significant harm to your teeth, jaw, and overall oral health. It often occurs unconsciously during sleep, leading to tooth wear, fractures, jaw pain, headaches, and other discomforts. At Geach Dental, we offer custom nightguards as a reliable treatment option for bruxism. Our nightguards are meticulously crafted to fit your unique bite, providing a cushioning barrier between your upper and lower teeth. By wearing a nightguard, you can minimize the impact of grinding and clenching, reduce muscle tension, and improve the quality of your sleep.


During your visit to our practice, our experienced dentists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if a nightguard is the right solution for your bruxism. We will take precise impressions of your teeth to create a personalized nightguard that offers optimal comfort and protection. Our nightguards are made from high-quality materials that are both durable and easy to clean. By consistently wearing your nightguard, you can safeguard your teeth against further damage, alleviate discomfort, and maintain better overall oral health.

Are you a good candidate for Nightguards for Bruxism?

Nightguards for bruxism are an effective treatment option for individuals who suffer from teeth grinding or clenching, a condition known as bruxism. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for a nightguard:

Teeth grinding or clenching

If you frequently grind or clench your teeth, especially during sleep, a nightguard can help protect your teeth from excessive forces and prevent damage.

Jaw pain or discomfort

Bruxism often leads to jaw pain, soreness, or discomfort, particularly in the morning. A nightguard can help alleviate the pressure on the jaw joint and reduce these symptoms.

Tooth sensitivity or enamel wear

Grinding can wear down the enamel of your teeth, leading to increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. A nightguard acts as a protective barrier, minimizing contact between the teeth and reducing enamel wear.

Headaches or facial pain

Bruxism can cause tension headaches or facial pain, especially in the temples or around the jaw area. Wearing a nightguard can help relieve muscle tension and alleviate these symptoms.

Don't let bruxism compromise your quality of life. Contact Geach Dental today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our custom nightguards for bruxism. We are committed to helping you find relief, protect your teeth, and enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. Take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile by reaching out to our friendly team.

Types of Nightguards for Bruxism

At Geach Dental, we offer different types of nightguards for bruxism to cater to the unique needs of our patients. Here are three types of nightguards that we make. 


Soft Nightguards

Soft nightguards are custom-made in our office from an accurate impression of your teeth. These nightguards provide a basic level of protection and are typically made from a soft, clear thermoplastic material. These nightguards are recommended for patients who experience mild clenching and grinding with no temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discomfort.

Talon Nightguards

Talon nightguards are precise and custom-made from a strong, thermoplastic material that is clear and BPA-free. This means that the nightguard can be pre-warmed in warm water to allow for easy insertion over your teeth. Once in the mouth, the nightguard cools to body temperature creating a very comfortable and retentive fit. Talon nightguards maintain this unique combination of strength and flexibility for many years. These nightguards are thin, comfortable, and less bulky than soft nightguards.


Hard Acrylic Nightguards

Hard acrylic nightguards are also very precise, custom made and made from a harder acrylic material. These nightguards provide maximum rigidity and strength for patients that are heavy grinders and clenchers. These nightguards are also recommended for patients with temporomandibular joint pain and muscle tenderness. The rigidity and strength of these nightguards create a very accurate biting surface for TMJ and muscle relief.


Choosing the right type of nightguard depends on the severity of your bruxism and your individual preferences. Our experienced team will assess your condition and recommend the most suitable nightguard option to address your specific needs.

Benefits of Nightguards for Bruxism

Nightguards for bruxism offer several key benefits for individuals who suffer from teeth grinding and clenching. Here at Geach Dental, we emphasize the advantages of using nightguards to address bruxism:

Protection of Teeth

Nightguards act as a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other during sleep. By cushioning the impact and reducing the friction, nightguards help to minimize the wear and tear on the tooth surfaces. This protection helps to preserve the natural tooth structure, preventing issues such as tooth fractures, enamel erosion, and tooth sensitivity caused by bruxism.

Alleviation of Symptoms

Bruxism can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, facial muscle tension, and even neck pain. Nightguards are designed to provide relief by redistributing the forces exerted during grinding and clenching. By creating a cushioning effect, nightguards help to reduce muscle tension and alleviate the associated discomfort, allowing you to wake up feeling more refreshed and relaxed.

Prevention of Dental Complications

Bruxism can lead to serious dental complications if left untreated. Excessive grinding and clenching can result in worn-down teeth, chipped or cracked enamel, and even tooth loss in severe cases. Nightguards act as a preventive measure, reducing the impact of bruxism on your teeth and minimizing the risk of these dental complications. By wearing a nightguard consistently, you can protect your teeth and maintain their optimal health and functionality.

Improved Sleep Quality

Bruxism can disrupt your sleep patterns, leading to restless nights and a lack of quality sleep. Nightguards help by creating a physical barrier that reduces the intensity of grinding and clenching, allowing for a more peaceful sleep. By improving your sleep quality, nightguards contribute to your overall well-being and help you wake up feeling more rested and rejuvenated.

Cost-Effective Solution

Nightguards offer a cost-effective approach to managing bruxism compared to the potential dental treatments required to address the complications caused by teeth grinding. Custom-made nightguards are durable and designed to withstand the forces of bruxism over time, providing long-term protection and potential savings on future dental treatments.

At Geach Dental, we understand the impact of bruxism on your oral health and overall well-being. Our experienced team can create customized nightguards tailored to your specific needs, providing you with the benefits of improved protection, symptom relief, and prevention of dental complications associated with bruxism.

Our Nightguards for Bruxism Treatment Process

If you are suffering from the effects of bruxism, such as jaw pain, headaches, worn-down teeth, or disrupted sleep, Geach Dental can help. We specialize in providing effective solutions to help you manage and alleviate the symptoms of bruxism. One of our highly recommended treatments is the use of custom nightguards, designed to protect your teeth and provide relief from grinding and clenching.

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When you visit our practice for a consultation, our skilled dental team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your dental health and assess the extent of your bruxism. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and understand your symptoms to provide you with personalized care. If it is determined that a nightguard is the right solution for you, we will proceed with the creation of a custom-fit nightguard.


Creating a nightguard starts by making accurate impressions of your teeth. Your occlusion or biting surfaces are examined and a precise record of your bite is made with a specific position of your jaw. Our experienced dental laboratory technicians then use these impressions and records of your bite to fabricate a custom nightguard tailored to your unique needs. We take pride in using high-quality materials that are durable and comfortable, ensuring that your nightguard fits securely and does not interfere with your sleep.


During your fitting appointment, the nightguard is checked for proper fit, pressure areas are adjusted, and the bite is carefully examined. Specific adjustments are made to create stable biting contacts with all of the teeth touching the surface of the nightguard. This is a very important step to help alleviate TMJ symptoms and muscle tenderness. Detailed instructions will be reviewed on how to wear and clean the nightguard. We want to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in using your nightguard. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have and offer guidance on incorporating it into your nightly routine.


Following the fitting, we encourage regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your nightguard. We understand that each patient's needs may evolve over time, and we are committed to providing ongoing support to ensure the optimal performance of your nightguard.


By choosing Geach Dental for your bruxism treatment, you can expect a comprehensive approach that combines our expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and personalized care. Our goal is to help you find relief from the symptoms of bruxism, protect your teeth from further damage, and improve the quality of your sleep.

Take the first step towards a more peaceful and healthier smile by scheduling a consultation with us today. Our friendly team is here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you achieve a restful night's sleep and preserve the integrity of your teeth with our custom nightguards.

Nightguards For Bruxism

FAQs Answered

At Geach Dental, we understand the impact that bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, can have on your oral health. To provide relief and protect your teeth, we offer nightguards, a customized solution to address bruxism. We understand that you may have questions about nightguards, their benefits, and how they can help alleviate the symptoms of bruxism. To help you gain a better understanding, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about nightguards for bruxism. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your oral health. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation, our knowledgeable team is here to assist you.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition characterized by the grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth. It often occurs unconsciously during sleep but can also happen during wakefulness. Bruxism can lead to various dental issues, including tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and damage to the teeth and surrounding structures.

How can a nightguard help with bruxism?

A nightguard, also known as an occlusal splint or bite guard, is a custom-made oral appliance that fits over the teeth. It acts as a protective barrier, cushioning the impact of grinding and clenching forces. The nightguard helps to reduce the wear and tear on the teeth, alleviate muscle tension, and prevent dental complications associated with bruxism.

Are nightguards comfortable to wear?

Yes, nightguards are designed to be comfortable and fit snugly over your teeth. They are custom-made to ensure a proper fit and can be adjusted as needed for optimal comfort. Most people adjust to wearing a nightguard relatively quickly and find that the benefits outweigh any initial adjustment period.

Can I wear a store-bought nightguard instead of a custom-made one?

While store-bought nightguards are available, they are generally not as effective as custom-made nightguards and don’t last nearly as long. Custom nightguards are designed specifically for your mouth and provide better fit, comfort, and protection. They are created using accurate impressions of your teeth and a precise record of your bite., This helps to create an ideal fit with maximum effectiveness in preventing teeth grinding and clenching.

How long should I wear my nightguard?

Nightguards are typically worn during sleep when most bruxism occurs. Your dentist will provide specific instructions based on your individual needs, but in general, it is recommended to wear the nightguard consistently every night. Regular use of the nightguard will provide continuous protection and help manage the symptoms of bruxism effectively.

How do I care for my nightguard?

Proper care and maintenance of your nightguard are essential for its longevity and effectiveness. Rinse the nightguard with water after each use, and regularly clean it with liquid hand soap and a brush. Avoid using hot water, as it can distort the nightguard's shape. Avoid using toothpaste because it is abrasive and can scratch the surface. Store the nightguard in its protective case when not in use to prevent damage.

Can children wear nightguards for bruxism?

Nightguards can be recommended for children who experience bruxism. However, it is essential to consult with a dentist who can assess the child's specific situation and provide appropriate guidance. Soft nightguards are usually recommended for children to accommodate their growing mouths and should be periodically checked and replaced as they outgrow them.

Remember, if you have specific questions or concerns about nightguards for bruxism, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation. We can evaluate your individual situation, provide personalized recommendations, and ensure the proper fit and effectiveness of your nightguard.

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