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Clarkson Dental Group
1748 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017

What are nightguards?

Some dentists offer advanced services, including your dentist in Chesterfield, MO.

Besides general, cosmetic, and tooth replacement dentistry, we are proud to offer nightguards to our patients.

Nightguards are oral appliances custom-designed to fit around the teeth. These nightguards prevent teeth from grinding and clenching as you sleep. Teeth grinding is commonly called bruxism.

Without treatment, bruxism can lead to:

  • Broken and worn teeth
  • Jaw, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Severe headaches
  • Muscular appearance in the lower jaw
  • TMJ

TMJ—short for the temporomandibular joint—refers to disorders of the hinge-like joint that connects your lower jaw to your lower skull. When the TMJ is not functioning correctly, you may notice a clicking sound when you yawn or chew. It can also make eating and speaking painful. Surgery may be in order in severe cases, especially when TMJ is left untreated.

At Clarkson Dental Group, we are proud to offer TMJ and bruxism treatment in Chesterfield, MO. We take measurements of your teeth and jaw to create a custom nightguard. When you wear this appliance, your upper and lower jaws remain gently separated during sleep, protecting your smile and your well-being.

Are You Looking for a Custom Nightguard Near Clarkson Valley, MO?

Give us a call today to get started, and don’t forget to ask about our exclusive Clarkson Dental Group Membership Club.

Our patients come to us from all locations, including Ellisville, Wildwood Chesterfield, Town and Country, Clarkson Valley, and Ballwin.

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