Rest Easy with Mouth Guard Protection

We offer custom-fit comfortable night guards to protect your health while you sleep!

  • Get rid of annoying headaches, swelling and jaw pain caused by teeth grinding
  • Effectively treat sleep apnea to help you and your partner get a more restful night’s sleep
  • Receive custom fitting and specialization for a mouthguard that’s just for you!

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Experience extraordinary dentistry. Call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. at (209) 334-4370

You might not know you need one.

Our dentists can tell when you are grinding your teeth in your sleep. A custom mouth guard can help!

No more pain, swelling, or headaches!

Your teeth grinding may be causing you discomfort, which can be prevented while you sleep.

Custom-fit for a good night’s sleep.

Treat sleep apnea with a mouth guard that we can make specialized for you, which means better rest, and better health.

1208 W. Tokay Street, Lodi, California, 95240  (209) 334-4370

How Do I Know If I Need A Nightguard?
Are you grinding your teeth? Are your teeth loose and worn out? While it might take a while to discover the certain causes of your teeth grinding, you can not afford to let your teeth be ground down for any longer. Teeth grinding and clenching frequently happens in the evening, while you’re fast asleep and resting. Consequentially, it’s common for people to experience the affects of teeth grinding, and not know why! Visiting you local Lodi dentist, Dr. Franklin, is the first step to diagnosing this issue. Typical indicators of teeth grinding include:

  • Abruptly waking up with unusual headaches
  • The experience of swelling or pain in the jaw
  • Mysterious damage to teeth
  • Your partner may hear clicking or chattering noises that you make when you rest
  • Teeth grinding can be set off by stress and anxiety
  • It usually takes place throughout sleep and is often due to an abnormal bite, loose teeth or unbalanced and jagged teeth
  • It can also be caused by a sleep condition such as sleep apnea

If a sleeping condition is activating the grinding, treating it might decrease or do away with the grinding practice all together. Grinding and clenching throughout sleep can add up to 200 pounds of force on your teeth, and often, can trigger damage of the tooth enamel and other oral health problem.

Why Should I Get a Nightguard?
If not addressed, teeth grinding can cause long-term tooth and oral damage, such as wearing down your teeth, that will eventually require surgical treatment. In such circumstances, bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, partial dentures or even complete dentures might be required. Not only does teeth grinding cause damage to your teeth, it can also impact your jaws, cause or worsen TMD/TMJ, and modify the look of your face. While decreasing stress may work to treat small cases of teeth grinding, a great deal of clients who experience routine teeth grinding need nightguards to prevent serious, long term damage.
How Can Dr.Franklin Help Me?
Based on your teeth impressions, our Lodi dental service specialists at our dental laboratory will custom-fit a mouth guard that is designed just for you. Nightguards are a basic option to safeguard your teeth and jaw from nighttime teeth grinding and the damaging results that follow. Our California dental expert, Dr. Franklin, provides moldable plastic mouth guards to easily fit over your upper teeth. Other pointers to aid you stop teeth grinding include:
  • Prevent or minimize foods and drinks which consist of caffeine, such as sodas, chocolate, and coffee
  • Avoid alcohol. Grinding has the tendency to magnify after alcohol consumption.
  • Do not chew on pencils or pens or anything that is not food. Avoid chewing gum as it allows your jaw muscles to obtain more utilized to clinching and makes you more likely to grind your teeth.
  • Train yourself not to clench or grind your teeth. If you find that you clench or grind during the day, position the tip of your tongue in between your teeth. This practice trains your jaw muscles to loosen up.
  • Relax your jaw muscles in the night by holding a warm washcloth against your cheek in front of your earlobe.
Protect your teeth with the help of our Lodi oral health experts. Contact Dr. Franklin today!

Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370