Explore The Uses Occlusal /Night Guards

Night guards are removable appliances that help prevent with wear and tear on your teeth during the night, or any other time of the day.

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Why would I benefit from a night guard?

  • Teeth grinding: A chipped tooth is a sign that you are grinding your teeth when sleeping. This puts unnecessary pressure on the enamel of your teeth. Chronic grinding can occur if you do not get this fixed or seen by a dentist.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD): This condition occurs when the muscles around your jaw are inflamed, which happens from clenching your teeth together along with grinding them. A mouth guard can assist with this disorder through the prevention of teeth clenching and grinding.
  • Taking antidepressants: In 2012, a study of clinics discovered paroxetine, the main ingredient in antidepressants, causes teeth grinding at night. Contact your dentist if you are experiencing pain or discomfort and need a mouth guard to protect your teeth against side effects.
  • Sleep Apnea: This sleeping disorder, sleep apnea, causes a person to stop breathing while sleeping temporarily. It can be helped if the person wears a night guard. It works by pushing their lower jaw and tongue forward and keeping their airway open.
  • Snoring: A person can reduce their snoring through the use of a night guard. Snoring happens through the vibrations of soft tissue in one’s upper airway. Similar functionality to sleep apnea, the mouth guard works to keep your airway open.


Make an appointment today so we may examine your teeth and devise a dental treatment plan built specifically for your needs.


During this appointment, we will check your veneers for fit and color. Adjustments are made as needed, and then we will cement the veneers into place using a special curing light.

We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at Spa Dentistry in San Jose, CA, to address your oral concerns at the earliest opportunity. Please call us at (408) 270-7723 or reach out through our online bookings.

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