Oceanside Dental

3253 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
New Patients Call:

(516) 442-2545
New Patients Call:
(516) 874-4378

Dentist in Oceanside

Dentist in Long Beach

Night Guards

Night Guards Long Beach

Chronic jaw clenching and grinding one’s teeth is called bruxism. While it can happen any time of day, it often occurs at night causing an individual to wake up with any number of symptoms including jaw pain, headaches, and sore teeth that may feel loose. Although, stress and anxiety are the most common causes of bruxism there may be other contributing factors such as a sleep disorder, an abnormal bite, as well as teeth that are missing or poorly aligned.

To alleviate the symptoms of bruxism, wearing a night guard while sleeping is frequently recommended. This appliance is designed to fit over the teeth and to keep the jaws slightly apart. Wearing a night guard prevents a number of damaging events including muscle strain, excessive pressure on the jaw joint (the TMJ), and such dental damage as chipped or cracked teeth resulting from the teeth grinding against each other.

In addition to preventing damage to the soft and hard tissues surrounding the orofacial cavity, a custom night guard fabricated at the dental office can help curb a bruxism habit and give the wearer a better night’s sleep

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
(Office Only)
Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:9:00am - 3:00pm
(Office Only)


Office Info

3253 Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone: (516) 874-4378