We are excited to announce that we are back to a normal schedule!
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Our office will be one of the most sterile places you will visit! That was true before the COVID-19 crisis but we felt it is more important now than ever for our dental family to know. Additional precautions will also be taken to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients. They will include but are not limited to:
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  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Implementing digital forms/paperwork and payment options
  3. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols
  4. Having all patients rinse with Oracare (prescription anti-viral mouthwash) prior to any treatment
  5. Using advanced intraoral suction systems that drastically reduce aerosols
  6. Introducing medical grade H13 filters to enhance air particle filtration
These are just to name a few. At Elite Smiles, we will always have your best interest in mind to promote optimal oral and overall health. This starts with getting everyone's oral hygiene regimens back on track as SAFELY as possible.

We know many were affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those without dental insurance should not have to suffer, so that is why we have taken measures to decrease the price and have increased the discount of our in-house membership plan!

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 512-252-4655 or email us at info@elitesmilesdds.com

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The Dangers of Teeth Grinding and How Custom-Fit Mouthguards Can Help Prevent Long Term Tooth Damage

Mouth Guard for Teeth Grinding in Pflugerville Area

Everybody can find themselves in situations that result in a bit of teeth grinding. Typically, if somebody is nervous or frustrated, it can be normal to grind teeth as a response. This is nothing to worry about. What does warrant concern is when somebody begins to chronically grind their teeth throughout the day or at night while asleep. This chronic grinding is called bruxism and, while the grinding may not be able to be stopped, there are ways to protect the affected teeth. Dr. Jordan Tucker at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville in Pflugerville, TX offers fitted mouthguards to protect teeth.

The Danger of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, when left untreated, can result in complications comprising:

  • Tooth damage including fracture, chips, cracks, or holes
  • Tension headaches
  • Significant and facial and/or jaw pain
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders

Teeth that face significant damage from chronic bruxism could need fillings or even a crown to protect. If you are looking to avoid this costly dental work, you may want to consider a mouthguard.

Protecting Your Teeth with a Custom-Fit Mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard at night when you sleep provides a level of protection to the surface of your teeth when grinding occurs. Dr. Tucker provides custom-fit mouthguards to patients that provide an optimal fit with excellent comfort. Wearing this at night will provide several benefits, including:

  • Allows for the preservation of healthy teeth structure
  • Prevent jaw pain and tooth soreness caused by chronic bruxism
  • Assists in the prevention of fractured and cracked teeth due to grinding
  • Protects previous dental work such as veneers which can be damaged due to grinding

Call our office now to schedule your next appointment.
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A custom-fit mouthguard, while more expensive than guards you can buy over the counter, provide several advantages. Since over-the-counter mouthguards are one size fits all that you mold yourself, they can often provide comfort issues. With a mouthguard that proves uncomfortable, many people may neglect wearing it and allow for further damage to occur from teeth grinding. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of custom-fit mouthguards, please call Elite Smiles today at (512) 273-7790 for an appointment.

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