Night Guards Specialist

Teeth grinding is a problem for nearly 10% of the population. Night guards can prevent the damage caused when you grind your teeth together while you’re asleep at night. Dr. Gregory D. Kuo in Redmond, Washington can help you put an end to teeth grinding and restore the health and appearance of your teeth. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how night guards can protect your teeth and help you get a good night’s sleep.

Night Guards Q&A

by Gregory D. Kuo, DDS, MS

What are night guards?

Night guards are special dental appliances that can provide relief to individuals who grind their teeth while they’re asleep. They cover and protect your top and bottom teeth from the wear and tear caused by teeth grinding.

Dr. Kuo may prescribe one of three different types of night guards depending on your needs and the severity of your teeth grinding.

Soft night guards provide the lowest level of protection. Dr. Kuo typically prescribes them for people who don’t grind their teeth every night and who have limited damage as a result of teeth grinding.

Dual laminate night guards have a soft interior and a hard exterior and as a result, they last longer, are more durable, and provide a higher degree of protection.

Acrylic night guards are composed of hard plastic, are the most durable, and provide the highest level of protection for individuals who experience severe teeth grinding.

What causes teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is the clenching or grinding of your teeth while you’re sleeping. Numerous factors like sleep apnea, missing teeth or teeth that aren't correctly aligned, and even anxiety can cause teeth grinding.

Teeth grinding may even have a genetic component with as many as 50% of people with a family history of the condition eventually develop it. Younger people are more likely to grind their teeth than older people, although both genders experience the issue at similar rates.

Teeth grinding isn’t painful, but it may cause long-term damage to your teeth. It can cause fractures in your teeth or wear them down completely. Teeth grinding can also cause your teeth to become loose or to come out altogether.

What are the benefits of night guards?

Night guards create a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. They make teeth grinding impossible because they keep your teeth from making contact.

Night guards can eliminate the headaches, neck pain, tooth sensitivity, muscle fatigue and other symptoms and sometimes associated with teeth grinding. They can also realign your teeth and improve your bite.

Learn more about how night guards can put an end to teeth grinding. Call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Kuo to today.

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DENTAL PPO PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office accepts dental PPO plans. Please provide us with your insurance information either before or during your office visit so that we can determine your eligibility and benefits. We do our very best to maximize your benefits.

CUSTOM PAYMENT PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office provides custom payment plans for qualified patients. Please let us know if you need to initiate a custom payment plan and we will be happy to work with you. We also offer a discounted dental plan for those who do not have insurance. Make sure to ask us for the details! 

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Gregory Kuo, DDS, MS
15446 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 110
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-296-9783
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