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Eliminate Discomfort from Teeth Grinding near Carlsbad, CA

Non-Invasive Treatment from Our Experienced Team

If you suffer from the painful side effects of teeth grinding (bruxism), we can provide you with a night guard to help reduce and possibly eliminate your discomfort. Our dentists at McElroy Smiles By Design have successfully helped many patients with teeth grinding near Carlsbad, CA.

How Do Night Guards Work?

A night guard is a bite splint that you wear when you go to bed. It fits over your teeth like an athletic mouth guard, but it is made of a much stronger material to withstand the strong force of your clenching jaw at night. Unlike an athletic mouth guard, a night guard is precision-fitted and specially shaped to control the way your upper and lower teeth close together.

Your night guard relieves the pressure on your vulnerable teeth, preventing them from being worn down, cracked, or damaged. It also creates a comfortable barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing tooth grinding damage.

If you suffer from headaches or facial pain due to teeth grinding, a night guard can help! This type of pain is often caused by the overuse of and strain on your facial muscles that occurs from teeth clenching or grinding. Wearing your night guard to sleep can lessen muscle activity in your jaw, which lessens the muscle strain that causes pain. Most of our patients report that their headaches and pain were significantly reduced or even fully eliminated after using our custom-made night guards.

Schedule Your Appointment Today for Treatment for Teeth Grinding near Carlsbad, CA

If you would like to learn more about teeth grinding treatment to eliminate discomfort, call 760.621.7303 and schedule an appointment. To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Examclick here. We look forward to meeting you!


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"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


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Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


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