About Night Guards
Clenching the jaw and grinding the teeth at night, a condition called bruxism, affects many people and leads to oral health problems. Residents in Woodland Hills, Calabasas, and the surrounding areas of Los Angeles who wake up with headaches, jaw pain, and ground-down teeth should schedule a consultation at Southern Cal Smiles to learn more about custom-made night guards. Cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks can help you solve problems caused by teeth grinding and jaw clenching with high-quality night guards designed to relieve pain and protect your oral health. Unlike over-the-counter products, a custom night guard from Southern Cal Smiles is designed to comfortably fit your mouth, suit your specific needs, and last a long time with proper care. If you are waking up with headaches and pain, and you're concerned about the future problems caused by bruxism, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fredericks at Southern Cal Smiles in Woodland Hills, CA to learn more about a professionally made night guard.
"Nothing but positive. I have a great smile!!"- M.W. / Healthgrades / Oct 02, 2019
"I came in as a very last minute and excruciating painful emergency due to a tooth infection. The doctor took me in immediately same day and did an amazing job at making me feel a million times better. THe entire office staff is amazing, this is a wonderful office for all your dentist needs."- J.G. / Healthgrades / Oct 02, 2019
"Is it an exaggeration to say a visit to the dentist was a pleasure? Not with this dentist! The staff's disposition is matched only by their competence. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Fredericks and company! Truly!"- B.D. / Healthgrades / Oct 01, 2019
"I had a couple chips in my front teeth, called the office and they were able to get me in the same day. Dr. Fredericks fixed my teeth and they look better than ever."- S.S. / Healthgrades / Oct 01, 2019
"I saw Dr. Fredericks for the first time last week as a second opinion. The dentist I previously saw told me that I absolutely needed to have implants put in and quoted my dental work to cost about $12,000. Dr. Fredericks did her own assessment and concluded that I did not need to have implants; that implants in my case would be elective. I appreciated her honesty as she could have also tried to overdiagnose me and she did not. I have found a new dentist and I feel so confident in her work and diagnoses due to education and honesty."- J.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 29, 2019
What to Expect
Dr. Fredericks will make impressions of your upper and lower teeth and take digital x-rays, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. The custom-fit night guard will be crafted from high-quality materials and returned to Southern Cal Smiles. You will have your new night guard checked and fitted by Dr. Fredericks, who may make minor adjustments for comfort.
While fitting the night guard, Dr. Fredericks will give you more specific care instructions on how to clean and store it. With proper care, a night guard can be used for several years. You should clean the mouth guard before and after each use. Dr. Fredericks will check for general wear at your regular dental appointments at Southern Cal Smiles and determine when your night guard needs to be repaired or replaced.
Some or all of the cost may be covered by dental insurance if you have visible wear on your teeth from bruxism. Our office can confirm your benefits through your insurance to determine your out-of-pocket cost. For patients without insurance or if your insurance does not cover your night guard, Southern Cal Smiles accepts many forms of payment and we have financing plans available.
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Guard Against Grinding
A custom night guard from Southern Cal Smiles can protect you from grinding and clenching your teeth at night, and prevent you from waking up with a headache and mouth pain. Get a better night’s sleep and protect your teeth from future problems with a custom night guard.