What Is a Night Guard?

In this video, Dr. Victor Apel, a renowned Melbourne dentist, explains how custom-made dental bite guards are an essential tool to combat bruxism.

Do you clench or grind your teeth? Has anybody told you that you do? Those are people where we utilize a bite guard or a night guard to help protect the teeth in their mouth. This also helps to protect the joint, because if you have sore muscles in the morning, you probably are grinding. If you’ve had any of these symptoms or someone you know does have them, give the office a call so we can get them in and get the treatment that’s best for them.

At Designing Smiles Dentistry, your long-term oral health is our priority, and tools like night guards safeguard your smile. If you or someone you love is struggling with teeth grinding or clenching, contact Dr. Victor C. Apel at Designing Smiles Dentistry in Melbourne, FL, for a free consultation to learn how our custom-made bite guards can protect your smile.

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MEET VICTOR C. APEL, DMD

Dr. Apel has been in practice in Melbourne since 1988. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he graduated from the University of Louisville’s School of Dental Medicine, a facility for training physicians and dentists. He maintained a successful private practice in Louisville for five years, but Florida’s pleasant climate and the promise of year-round outside activities brought the Apels to the sunshine state.

Dr. Apel is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Brevard County Dental Society, the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants, and recently earned his fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association. He also maintains ongoing professional relationships with recognized researchers and clinicians.

Dr. Apel is dedicated to providing you with the latest proven treatment methods, participates regularly in courses and seminars and is now a Mini Implant Center of America (MDICA) providing you with revolutionary benefits of mini dental implant dentistry.

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