About NIght guards
Teeth grinding at night, also known as bruxism, is an everyday issue that affects many people. While the most recognizable sign of damage is deterioration of the enamel of the teeth, nocturnal bruxism can also lead to headaches, tooth pain, inflammation, plus discomfort in your neck and jaw. To guard your mouth against the effects of bruxism, Orange, CA Dr. Patrick Yoshikane provides customized night guards that can protect your teeth while you rest. Custom night guards are made from high-quality materials that fit comfortably and improve the nature of your sleep by reducing jaw clenching and teeth grinding. If you are interested in learning more about custom night guards at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S., set up an appointment at our Orange, CA practice today. For the sports enthusiast, Dr. Yoshikane can also help with custom athletic mouth guards! Just tell our team about your specific needs during your consultation to learn more.
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are friendly, informative and ease the anxiety that dental visits bring. Over the years I've heard many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal so when my turn came to finally part with mine, I was very apprehensive. Dr. Y took the time to thoroughly explain all the pros and cons, laid out a detailed plan then he and his team made sure my comfort and care during the procedure were top notch. Visits to the dentist no longer trigger anxiety attacks thanks to Dr Yoshikane's office."- L.M. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
"Best pain free dentist I have ever met"- E.C. / Facebook / Jun 28, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are an incredible group of people. I came in for a gum contouring experience and was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone is, and I am even more amazed by how good my smile looks now. Dr. Yoshikane will take good care of you and you can always be sure you're in good hands no matter what."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
There are many signs that you may be grinding your teeth and/or clenching your jaw at night. You may wake up in the morning with a headache, tightness or pain in your jaw, and facial swelling. Other signs are loose teeth or fillings, chipped enamel on your back teeth, a receding gumline, and tooth sensitivity. Teeth grinding and clenching at night are typically caused by stress, but it may also be brought on by allergies, misaligned teeth, a sleep disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder (called TMD). When Dr. Yoshikane makes your bruxism diagnosis, he will also try to determine the cause so that your night guard therapy can be coupled with other treatments for the best possible outcomes.
What to Expect
After Dr. Yoshikane diagnoses your bruxism, he will obtain oral impressions and digital oral x-rays so your custom night guard can be created. Next, he will send your information to a dental laboratory where your specialized night guard will be crafted out of the best materials. After your night guard is sent back to our office, you will come in to have it fitted. Dr. Yoshikane may make small adjustments so that it fits comfortably. We will also give you instructions on how to properly care for your night guard so it will last many years.
For maximum night guard efficiency, you need to wear it each night. Your night guard should minimize or alleviate the discomfort and dental problems created by bruxism, but if not, please contact our office so Dr. Yoshikane can look for additional issues and try other treatments. In order to help keep your mouth and night guard healthy, we recommend that you clean and care for your teeth and guard before and after each use. Your night guard should be brought in to all future appointments so Dr. Yoshikane can make adjustments or repairs as needed.
Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.
Protect your teeth
Grinding your teeth can lead to pain and discomfort in a variety of ways. Night guards are a great option to lessen the sleepless nights caused by the annoying symptoms of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Custom night guards from Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. can also improve your overall oral health and prevent future complications. If you think custom night guards or athletic mouth guards are right for you or you would like to learn more, contact our office in Orange, CA to book a consultation with Dr. Patrick Yoshikane.