Night Guards

Night Guards Dentist Holland, MI

Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a serious condition that wears down tooth enamel and increases your risk for jaw pain, headaches, tooth fractures, and more.

If you grind your teeth at night, you’ll want to ask our Holland dentist about wearing a night guard. We’ll create a custom night guard that protects your teeth from grinding and is comfortable enough to wear while you sleep.

Symptoms of Nighttime Teeth Grinding

Many of our patients are unaware they are grinding their teeth at night until it’s brought up by our dentist. If you are unsure whether you grind your teeth or not, our dentist can check for signs of teeth grinding in your smile, such as worn tooth enamel. Other symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding include jaw pain, headaches, and chipped or otherwise damaged teeth.

How Night Guards Work

Night guards form a protective layer between your upper and lower teeth to prevent teeth grinding. They are similar to mouth guards worn by athletes but have one major difference. An athletic mouth guard protects teeth from blunt force trauma to the face, while a night guard protects teeth from teeth grinding.

During your first appointment with us, our family dentist will take impressions of your teeth to make your night guard. When you come back for your second appointment, your teeth grinding guard will be ready to pick up. Our dentist might make minor adjustments before you take it home to ensure the fit is comfortable and you can easily breathe.

Protect Your Teeth

Our dentist in Holland, MI works hard to help patients achieve good oral health. If you want to learn more on how to prevent nighttime teeth grinding with a custom night guard, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.


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Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team