Westlake Village, CA, Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Philip Shindler, Westlake Village cosmetic dentist, offers night guards to patients who grind their teeth. Night guards are protective trays that cushion the impact of grinding, preventing damage to the teeth.
Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is a serious problem for many patients. Aside from causing pain in the jaw, grinding the teeth can cause a number of other problems, including wear and damage to the teeth. Over time, the grinding can damage the teeth. In addition, grinding can also lead to gum recession.
Most patients do not realize that they are grinding their teeth, because they do it at night while they are asleep. This is why the protective guards are worn at night. The night guard is specifically molded to fit the patient’s teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit. The guards are made from a resilient yet cushioning material, which is designed to absorb the impact of teeth grinding.
Night guards are a simple, inexpensive solution when compared with many other methods designed to stop teeth grinding. Some patients even report that the night guards stopped the tooth grinding when more invasive and expensive methods did not work.
In addition to night guards, Dr. Shindler, Westlake Village dentist, offers a number of other cosmetic and general dental services. He provides teeth whitening procedures, dental veneers, Invisalign aligners, dental fillings, preventative treatments, and much more.
About Dr. Shindler, Dentist Westlake Village
Dr. Shindler has been a Westlake Village dentist for over 25 years. He graduated from the dental school at the well regarded WITS University in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduation, Dr. Shindler immigrated to America. Dr. Shindler completed his education with postgraduate work at UCLA. Since then, he has dedicated his time to improving his cosmetic dental knowledge and techniques through continuing education and dedicated practice.
Call Dr. Shindler’s office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shindler and his warm, friendly staff look forward to serving the dental needs of both new and existing patients.