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Dear Patients,

COVID-19 is in the news everywhere, and we are closely monitoring the situation. We're reaching out to assure you that you are safe at Classic Smiles.

We already, as a daily practice, assure universal precautions as outlined by CDC and OSHA standards of infection control. Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised.

We will be available to see urgent care and emergency patients Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4:30pm during this Covid #19 Crisis. We will be available to see urgent care and emergency patients Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4:30pm during this Covid #19 Crisis. You should call us to make an appointment and also when you arrive at 407-293-3002. We will let you know when to come in. We will take your temperature upon arrival. If you have abnormal temperature you will not be seen.

If you or someone with you has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or has traveled internationally in the last 15 days, or know you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please return to your car and call us at 407-293-3002. DO NOT ENTER.

We are taking extended measures to further protect all our patients and team with the following additional protocols:
•  In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough or fever will not be allowed in the building and should stay home. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date. Team members temperatures are checked daily.
•  Before your appointment, you have the option to stay in your car instead of the waiting room until we're ready to seat you in your personal operatory. Simply call us when you arrive, and we will let you know when we're ready for you.
•  Upon entering Classic Smiles, we will take your temperature. Temperatures above normal will not be allowed in.
•  Additionally, we are requesting you sanitize your hands before entering the business area.


You can be assured safety measures at Classic Smiles will continue to evolve as more information develops.

Stay well, hydrate, eat nutritiously, and get plenty of sleep.

We look forward to serving you,

The team at Classic Smiles

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Mouthguards (Night)


Image of a mouthgaurd.Here at Classic Smiles we can provide options and information about mouthguards for nights. Using a mouthguard at night is useful in the protection of teeth against grinding.

If you grind your teeth while you sleep, it may help you to wear a mouthguard at night. Mouthguards even out the pressure across your jaw. They protect your jaw and teeth by creating a physical barrier between our lower and upper teeth.

The mouthguards worn at night are similar to the ones worn by athletes in sports such as boxing, football, and baseball. They are made from plastic and rubber and can be brought over the counter or made to fit by our dentists.

Why Do I Need a Mouthguard for Nights?


Grinding your teeth in your sleep is known as bruxism and is a very common occurrence. Bruxism wears down the teeth and can destroy tooth enamel, leaving your teeth open to being easily chipped and cracked. Once this enamel has been destroyed it cannot be replaced. There are several conditions that stem from grinding your teeth, aside from the wearing down of the teeth.

It can cause yellowing of the teeth, gum recession, and migraine headaches. The constant clenching of the jaw during sleep can lead to headaches, a painful jaw that affects daily activities like eating, chewing, and talking, and can cause sore facial muscles.

Types of Mouthguards


Over the counter, mouthguards can be inexpensively purchased at most pharmacies and come in many different types. Some variations come with boil and bite customization, where the mouthguard is placed in boiling water until the plastic material becomes soft and pliable. This warm plastic guard is then inserted into the mouth and bitten down on, allowing the material to mold to the shape of the teeth.

Other over the counter mouthguards do not have boil and bite technology and instead have a cushioning element that molds to the teeth which each bite. These guards are low cost, but they wear out quickly, are much less comfortable, and less effective than custom-fit guards.

Custom made mouthguards are professionally fitted by our dental professionals, allowing us to address any specific dental needs you may have. These guards are made using a mold of your teeth that is then sent to a laboratory and customized to your exact dental measurements. These types of mouthguards are made from a hard, durable plastic that lasts for much longer than over the counter options. They are fitted for either the top or the bottom row of teeth and will safely stay in place overnight.

NTI mouthguards (trigeminal inhibition splint) are guards that only cover the front top and bottom teeth. NTI’s keep the front teeth from meeting, alleviating pressure from the jaw and stopping the teeth from grinding against each other. NTI’s are not always recommended as they can misalign the front teeth if used for a prolonged period.

If you suffer from teeth grinding find more information out about mouthguards that are worn at night, call the experienced professionals here at Classic Smiles at (407) 378-0139 today!
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(407) 378-0139

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Mon - Fri: 8:00am–5:00pm
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