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Patient Reviews

“I've been going here for over two years and have always had a great experience.This office is very chic and modern. They must have had their patients in mind when building this location. Every room is equipt with a flat screen TV and headset so that you can watch your favorite show while you get your teeth worked on. This really helps make any procedure pass quickly because the last thing anyone wants to hear is the sound of the drill. Another thing I enjoy is that their chairs have little massagers that will help sooth and calm you through your procedure.The receptionist here is very knowledgeable and will take the time to explain what is and isn't covered by your insurance.I love that they have always been punctual. You'll never sit around and wait past your appointment time.Dr. Aaron Breaux is gentle and will make every procedure as close to painless as possible.” - Sandra L.

When you visit THE Smile Lounge, you are our most important patient. Dr. Breaux and our team focus on you, your oral health needs, and your comfort. We appreciate the trust you place in us to help you achieve excellent oral health, and our team works hard to continue to earn that trust every time you visit.

You may have had dental experiences in the past where you felt like you’re just another number on a chart. We can assure you that we always focus on your concerns, and take the time to answer your questions fully. We know that an informed patient is a healthy patient, and we take the time to talk to you about why a specific treatment is important and how it will benefit your oral health.

Night Guard Therapy

Teeth grinding is not uncommon – most of us find ourselves clenching and grinding our teeth from time to time. This type of occasional teeth grinding is often the result of stress and tension.

For some people, however, clenching and grinding is a very serious problem that can lead to chronic head, neck, and shoulder pain. Even worse, the result of constant grinding is abnormal wear and tear on your teeth. Many people who grind their teeth tend to do so during sleep and aren’t even aware that it’s happening.

Comfortable Solutions for Teeth Grinding

Over the years, Dr. Breaux has helped minimize and eliminate the painful symptoms of bruxism for many of our patients. A custom-made night guard or a simple device called an occlusal splint can often provide quick relief.

The purpose of both appliances is to prevent the upper and lower jaw from coming into contact with each other while you sleep. This minimizes the risk of grinding and eliminates chronic discomfort, allowing your jaw to rest and eventually return to its normal movement.

Reasons for Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can be the result of muscle tension or a problem with the way your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) functions. The TMJ is the joint that allows your upper and lower jaw to come together.

In some cases, dental misalignment can lead to teeth grinding. If your bite isn't in proper alignment, one side of your mouth absorbs more stress than the other. Your body will naturally try to relieve the discomfort by evening out the pressure, and the result is teeth grinding that creates constant, unnatural force on the jaw joint, which then results in head and neck pain.

Why Teeth Grinding Is a Problem

As if the painful symptoms you experience aren’t bad enough, the excess stress placed on your teeth can also create other dental problems, including:

  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Excessive, uneven wear on teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ)
  • Loose teeth

Personalized Patient Care

Before we decide if a night guard or occlusal splint is right for you, Dr. Breaux will take time to talk to you about the type of symptoms you’re experiencing. Then he’ll examine your teeth to try to pinpoint the reason for your teeth grinding.

We provide personalized care and work with you to find the solution that protects your oral health and relieves the painful symptoms of teeth grinding. If we determine that your problem cannot be corrected with a night guard, we will be happy to refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.

There really is no reason for you to spend another day living with the symptoms of teeth grinding. If you suspect that your headaches or neck pain are related to teeth grinding, please give us a call so we can arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Breaux.