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Couple sleeping peacefully

Tong Dental Care – Gaithersburg, Maryland
Night Guard

Dr. James Tong creates a customized mouth guard to help protect your smile while you sleep.

Protect Your Teeth with Night
Guards and Mouthguards

Custom-fit mouth guards are prescribed and created by our dentist in Gaithersburg, Dr. James Tong, from thermoplastic material and are based on a detailed mold taken of your mouth and teeth. They can be made for nighttime bruxism and are created differently than a sports guard. They’re highly personalized, as your dentist can adjust the thickness of the mouthguard, and they’re designed to fit perfectly in your mouth with no adjustments needed.

Night Guards: Protect Teeth While Sleeping

Tension in your jaw causes more problems than you may be aware of. Dr. James Tong will help you to take the right steps to correct the tension and solve health issues that you didn’t know were connected to your mouth. When you’re feeling stressed or have health problems, you’re more likely to grind your teeth when you sleep. The night guards created for our Gaithersburg, MD patients prevent tooth grinding, snoring, headaches, and more.

  • Prevent Tooth Damage
  • Reduce Jaw Tension & Pain
  • Prevent headaches
  • Provides Healthy Sleep Patterns
  • Prevents Snoring
  • Save Money On Dental Work
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iTero® Digital
Impressions (no goop)

The iTero® digital imaging system allows our practice to generate an accurate 3D image of your jaw, mouth, and teeth, which is essential for cosmetic procedures including dental implants and Invisalign® orthodontics.

Bruxism Treatment with Dr. Tong

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a bad habit that can wreak havoc on your teeth. If you grind your teeth when you are stressed, angry, or even when you are sleeping, you may damage your teeth and cause bite problems. We work with the patient to help break the habit of teeth grinding. An occlusal adjustment and repairing the teeth with reconstructive procedures may also be needed.

How Bruxism Affects
Your Oral Health

Many patients with a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth do not realize how much this habit can negatively impact their oral health. Putting excess pressure or stress on the teeth can wear down the tooth structure, trigger a tooth fracture, or cause TMJ. Bruxism can cause some oral health and general health problems including:

Chronic headaches
Sore muscles
TMD symptoms
Hearing loss
Changes in the appearance of the face

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Tips for Breaking
Teeth Grinding Habits

Here are some things Dr. James Tong at Tong Dental Care typically recommends to patients with bruxism:

Perform jaw relaxation sessions before bed
Cut back or eliminate caffeine from the diet
Avoid alcohol
Break habits of chewing on anything other than food
Pay attention to the mouth when chewing different types of food

Dental Emergency

There’s little that’s as painful as a tooth or jaw ache, so call us any time to schedule an emergency appointment. Our doctors and team love our patients and want what’s best for you, so call us today for an emergency appointment!

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Phone number: (301) 216-1780

903 Russell Avenue #200
Gaithersburg, MD 20879


Mon 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun Closed