Protecting Healthy Smiles for Life


Protecting Your Smile Today for a Healthy Tomorrow


Protecting Your Smile Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

Do you ever wakeup with a sore jaw or a headache? These are common symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding. The medical term for this condition is bruxism, which effects millions of people. Untreated teeth grinding can lead to permanent damage to your smile, but it can also cause problems that affect your day to day life. That’s why Dr. Tad Morgan offers a state-of-the-art solution, custom-made nightguards. Keep reading to learn more about nightguards in Bullard and how you could benefit from one.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a condition that affects at least 20% of Americans. Teeth grinding can happen all day, but its effects are typically worse during the nighttime. Additionally, because this condition can occur during sleep, many patients don’t even know that they suffer from bruxism. This problem can put unnecessary stress on your teeth, causing cracks, fractures, and worn-down enamel. The result is tooth sensitivity that can be painful, especially when you come in contact with hot or cold temperatures. Additionally, bruxism can cause extra stress on your jaw, which leads to pain, dysfunction, and even chronic headaches. If you notice any of these symptoms, call Dr. Morgan right away for a consultation.

How Can a Nightguard Help?

Thankfully, these uncomfortable symptoms can be eased with proper treatment. Once Dr. Morgan examines your smile, mouth, and head, he may recommend a nightguard to treat your bruxism. After getting an impression of your smile, your dentist in Bullard can create a personalized nightguard that is comfortable to wear and effectively protects your teeth. This can be worn at night to prevent your teeth from grinding together. While it doesn’t prevent clenching, a professional nightguard can protect your smile while relieving stress on your jaw. The result is a more comfortable and restful sleep, plus you won’t risk fractured and cracked enamel.

Benefits of a Professional Nightguard

When looking for a treatment for your bruxism, it’s vital to understand that not all nightguards are created equally. Store bought products are often uncomfortable to wear, ineffective, and have short lifespans. However, by choosing a custom-made nightguard from Dr. Morgan, you’re investing in an oral appliance that will protect your smile for years to come. You can enjoy a restful night’s sleep with confidence in your nightguard. Dr. Morgan designs his oral appliances to prevent these common symptoms:

  • Flattened or chipped teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Grinding or clenching teeth
  • Tight or tired muscles
  • Headaches that start in the temples
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Jaw, face, head, or neck pain

A nightguard can protect your teeth for the rest of your life. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, contact our office right away! Dr. Morgan will carefully examine your smile before developing your personalized treatment plan.


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