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.
"Doctor was attentive, gentle and communicative."- A.R. / Healthgrades / Mar 11, 2020
"If you want a personal dentist with a professional office personnel and the highest quality of care this is the place!! I have had dental nightmares in the past and it took me a while (even with insurance) to walk in an office. Dr. Susan STANDS BEHIND HER WORK, and the receptionist ALWAYS sends reminders including an email with a calendar interface for my Samsung phone. Accommodating schedules too!!! Open some Saturdays and late Wednesday night. As a person who travels for business...this is a HUGE plus! Higeinists are all caring (yes...learned the proper way to floss-yes THAT is a thing)...As long as I am in this area I will stick with this office of great people! Don't hesitate, just make an appointment!"- J.M. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2019
"Anu is the BEST! The whole staff is AMAZING!"- S.L. / Google / Apr 02, 2021
"I get a comfortable feeling that I'm not being taken advantage of and no unnecessary work being done to bloat the cost :)"- S.D. / Healthgrades / Apr 01, 2021
"My experience has always been wonderful i enjoy coming because there is very little discomfort. Dr Fredericks is always very fast and completes the job in a timely manner"- A. / Healthgrades / Apr 01, 2021
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.
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