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bite guards in anchorage, ak

Enhance Oral Health With Our Specialized Dental Bite Guards

  • Reduce Teeth Grinding Discomfort
  • Alleviate Jaw Pain and Tension
  • Preserve Tooth Enamel
  • Enhance Sleep Quality
  • Minimize Headaches and Migraines
  • Alaska's Custom Bite Guards

    Bite Guards Custom Made in
    Anchorage, Alaska

    Do you ever find yourself experiencing inexplicable discomfort in your teeth, gums, or jaw? Not the typical toothache from neglect, but rather a persistent, dull ache that seems to have no clear cause. If you can relate to this discomfort, you might discover substantial relief through the use of a Bite Guard.

    Bite Guards are versatile dental appliances designed to safeguard your teeth in various scenarios. Dentists recommend Bite Guards for patients facing an array of circumstances, making them suitable for both children and adults alike. It’s important to note that Bite Guards come in different qualities, ensuring that there’s a suitable option to address your specific needs and provide the comfort and protection your dental health deserves.

    Bite Guard Mechanics Explained

    How Custom-Fitted Bite
    Guards Work

    While you may come across readily available mouth guards at your local grocery store, opting for the do-it-yourself approach might not yield the desired results when it comes to your Bite Guard. If you genuinely want your Bite Guard to fulfill its intended purpose effectively, we strongly recommend investing in a custom-fitted mouth guard tailored to your unique dental structure.

    A custom-fitted mouth guard involves a meticulous process, starting with an impression taken by your skilled dentist. This impression is then sent to a specialized laboratory, where experts craft a Bite Guard precisely molded to your teeth. The key here is precision. A snug and well-fitted Bite Guard ensures it performs optimally, offering the protection and comfort you seek. In contrast, a loosely fitting or improperly fitted Bite Guard can prove immensely frustrating, potentially compromising its ability to safeguard your dental health effectively. Choosing the custom-fitted route guarantees that your Bite Guard stays securely in place, safeguarding your teeth, gums, and jaw against discomfort, injury, and stress, allowing you to enjoy peace of mind throughout the day.

    Say Goodbye To Teeth Grinding

    Protect Your Smile With
    Custom Bite Guards

    Our bite guards provide a comfortable and effective solution to prevent teeth grinding and clenching. Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to 
a healthier smile.

    Reasons that Your Dentist Might Prescribe a Bite Guard

    Here are the two main reasons that Dr. Miles prescribes Bite Guards to our patients:

    Protect your tongue, teeth, and cheeks from injury during high impact activities. This type of mouth guard would be a sports mouth guard which you can read more about here.

    Protect your teeth from nighttime clenching and grinding. This type of Bite Guard would be more of a traditional Bite Guard.

    Bite Guard Care

    Caring For Your Teeth, Day and Night

    Taking care of a Bite Guard does not require a whole lot of work. If you rinse it with water, a soft toothbrush, and toothpaste before putting it in and after taking it out, you will be most of the way there. On occasion, you will also want to rinse it with soap and warm water, but if you keep up on brushing it daily, this will only need to be done about once per month, or possibly even less.

    When your bite guard is not in your mouth, it is best to store it in a well-ventilated container that will not be exposed to drastic temperature fluctuations as that may cause the guard to lose its shape.

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    Frequently Asked Questions
    Discover answers to common queries about bite guards, from their effectiveness in preventing teeth grinding to maintenance tips for optimal usage and comfort.

    What is a bite guard, and why might I need one?

    A bite guard, also known as an occlusal splint, is a custom-made dental appliance designed to protect your teeth from the effects of teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism). At Delaney Dental Park in Anchorage, AK, our bite guards are crafted to fit your unique bite, providing a comfortable barrier that helps prevent dental damage and alleviate associated issues like jaw pain and headaches.
    If you wake up with jaw pain, headaches, or notice excessive wear on your teeth, you may be grinding or clenching your teeth at night. A thorough examination at Delaney Dental Park will help us determine if a bite guard is the right solution for you. We customize bite guards to address your specific needs, promoting oral health and preventing further damage caused by bruxism.
    While over-the-counter options are available, they may not provide the tailored fit and effectiveness of a professionally crafted bite guard. At Delaney Dental Park, we recommend consulting with our dental experts to ensure your bite guard is custom-made to address your unique dental concerns. This personalized approach maximizes comfort and protection, promoting optimal oral health.
    The process of getting a custom bite guard at Delaney Dental Park typically involves two appointments. During the first visit, we take impressions of your teeth. In the second appointment, we ensure a precise fit for optimal comfort and effectiveness. Our streamlined process ensures a quick turnaround time, allowing you to start experiencing the benefits of your custom bite guard promptly.
    Yes, children can benefit from bite guards, especially if they exhibit signs of teeth grinding or clenching. Delaney Dental Park offers pediatric dental services and can assess whether a bite guard is suitable for your child. Customized for comfort and protection, our pediatric bite guards provide a solution to address bruxism in children and promote healthy dental development.
    Proper care is essential to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your bite guard. At Delaney Dental Park, we recommend rinsing your bite guard with cool water after each use and brushing it with a soft toothbrush and mild soap. Additionally, store it in a ventilated container to prevent bacterial growth. Regular check-ups with our team will also help ensure your bite guard continues to meet your oral health needs.
    While bite guards are commonly worn at night to address nocturnal bruxism, daytime use is possible in specific cases. Delaney Dental Park’s dental professionals assess each patient individually to determine the most suitable treatment plan. If daytime bruxism is a concern, we can customize a bite guard to provide protection and alleviate associated symptoms during waking hours.
    Adjusting to a new bite guard may cause temporary changes in speech, such as a slight lisp. However, most patients adapt quickly, and any speech impediments typically resolve within a short period. Delaney Dental Park ensures a precise fit for your bite guard, minimizing any impact on your speech while maximizing its effectiveness in preventing teeth grinding and clenching.
    Absolutely. Whether you have dental crowns, bridges, or other restorations, Delaney Dental Park can customize a bite guard that accommodates your unique dental work. Our experienced team considers your specific oral health needs, ensuring that your bite guard fits comfortably and provides optimal protection without compromising the integrity of your dental restorations.
    The lifespan of a bite guard can vary based on factors such as the severity of bruxism and overall wear and tear. At Delaney Dental Park, we recommend regular check-ups to assess the condition of your bite guard. If signs of wear or discomfort arise, we can promptly create a replacement to ensure continuous protection for your teeth and overall oral well-being.

    Meet Dr. Todd Miles

    Your Trusted Anchorage Doctor

    When it comes to your oral health, you deserve the very best care from a highly skilled professional. Meet our dedicated dentist, Dr. Todd Miles, whose exceptional background and commitment to excellence ensure that your smile receives the attention it deserves.

    Todd Miles, DDS

    Dental Implant Specialist

    Dr. Todd Miles is a dedicated dentist passionate about providing exceptional dental care to his patients in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry and further honed his skills through a prestigious General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center. This rigorous program equipped Dr. Miles with advanced expertise in complex procedures like implants, sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, dentures, and full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Miles prioritizes clear communication, ensuring his patients understand all treatment options before making informed decisions.

    In his free time, Dr. Miles enjoys an active lifestyle filled with golfing, skiing, and spending quality time with his family.

    Captivating Transformations

    Before & After Smile Gallery
    Witness the captivating Smile Gallery at Delaney Park Dental, where you’ll find a collection of radiant smiles that exude happiness and confidence. These transformative dental experiences reflect our commitment to enhancing your oral health and overall well-being.

    Locating Our Office

    Come and Visit Us
    We invite you to dive into the inspiring narratives and journeys of our cherished patients here at Delaney Park Dental. Join us in celebrating the transformations we’ve accomplished together. Let’s explore!
    Transformative Stories

    Our Patients Say It Best

    Explore the heartfelt stories and experiences of our valued patients at Delaney Park Dental. Discover how our dental care has transformed smiles and lives, straight from the words of those who’ve entrusted us with their oral health.

    Such a pleasant experience to find a dental practice in downtown Anchorage I can go to while here for a few months. From the front office to chair side, I got the best in care and I’ve been to many! Everyone was more than helpful!! I’ll be back!!

    BB Russell

    1 week ago
    Today was my first time visiting this dentist office in hopes of getting my wisdom tooth removed as it’s been bothering me for last two weeks. The front desk lady, the dentist helper and the dr were very nice and helpful. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a new dentist to check them out. I already have my second appointment scheduled next month to get some more dental work done. Thank you for taking care of my dental needs today!

    Uiese Kelekolio

    4 weeks ago
    I brought both of my kiddos to see Dr. Miles for the first time, and see my dental hygienist (brown hair pretty) I’m terrible with names but she is the best!!!! This office has been the only dental office I have stayed at since 2018. I’m so happy to get my kids in they loved it and felt like everyone was so kind and explained things so well to them about oral care. Now to get my husband in! They are always so sweet and professional I recommend them to everyone I know. 💜

    Richelle Rutty

    1 month ago
    I am not even a patient I have just been looking at photos of the work they do and I have to say it’s beautiful and so natural looking! Really top notch! They are not in network for my FedVip MetLife but I really wish they were as I have extensive work needed and would love results like they provide.

    Anthony Bonura

    2 months ago
    Dr. Miles & his staff deserve so much more than 5 stars!! I was in need of a full set of dental implants & was only in ANC for 3 days. Dr.Miles & his staff went above & beyond to help me in such a short time 🙂 I couldn’t thank them enough for all their hard work, efforts & overall kindness! I highly recommend Dr. Miles & Delaney Park Dental – Alaska is very lucky to have them ❤️

    Melanie Newton

    2 months ago
    Thank you to your team For listening and being courteous when I was having difficulties with navigating my dental insurance last year. Thank you for taking care of my and my husband’s Dental health over the past several years. I have recommended your practice to several friends. A special shout out to Nicole who takes extra care when cleaning my teeth and always meets me with a smile.

    Kristin Stadsklev

    2 months ago

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    Protect Your Teeth with Bite Guards
    Our custom-made bite guards are designed to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep, providing relief from jaw pain and headaches. By wearing a bite guard at night, you can finally experience restful sleep and wake up refreshed and pain-free. Say goodbye to the constant worry about damaging your teeth and hello to a brighter, healthier smile!

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