TMJ and Bruxism

Dr. Gabriel Woodruff and Dr. William Boyd offer occlusal guards in Scottsdale, Arizona, to help protect your teeth and smile. We are dedicated to helping you avoid tooth damage so you can enjoy a healthy and confident smile as well as a comfortable quality of life. To learn more about how occlusal guards can benefit you and schedule your consultation with our dentists, please contact Woodruff Dental today at 480-946-6503.

Occlusal guards are oral devices that are custom-made by our dentists to protect your teeth from damage or injury. There are two main types of occlusal guards: night guards and athletic mouth guards.

Night Guards
Night guards, sometimes referred to as dental or bruxism guards, are used to protect teeth from the damage caused by grinding or clenching during sleep. These mouth guards are made from a durable plastic material that is molded and shaped using digital impressions to fit your teeth and mouth comfortably. Night guards provide a cushion between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other and causing damage to your teeth and smile. Our dentists typically recommend night guards to manage bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), TMJ disorders and related conditions.

Sports Mouth Guards
Athletic mouth guards, or sports guards, are designed to protect teeth during physical activities. They are often required equipment for high-contact sports but are beneficial and recommended for anyone participating in an athletic activity. This type of mouth guard is made of a softer material than night guards, which allows them to absorb any impacts to your mouth, protecting the teeth, mouth, jaw and soft oral tissues and reducing the likelihood of injury.

Both types of occlusal guards are custom-made by our experienced dentists to ensure a proper and comfortable fit and maximum protection for your smile.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort or participate in sports, please contact our office and schedule an appointment. Our dentists and team are committed to helping you avoid tooth damage and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile throughout your life.