Dental mouth guards protect teeth from grinding and wearing out, as well as prevent excessive jaw muscle clenching, or trauma that may occur during sports. 


Teeth grinding or bruxism is the habit of gnashing or clenching the teeth together unconsciously. It may either happen during the day, or at night as sleep bruxism.


Grinding teeth causes premature wear and loss of enamel, resulting in increased susceptibility to damage and decay. It can also lead to tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. Additionally, teeth grinding can cause facial changes, shortening the lower face.


Grinding of teeth or clenching can happen either during sleep, or during the day. Biting your teeth together or clenching your jaw is may occur in episodes spread throughout the day or night during sleep.


Teeth grinding or bruxism is the habit of gnashing or clenching the teeth together unconsciously. It may either happen during the day, or at night as sleep bruxism.


Grinding teeth causes premature wear and loss of enamel, resulting in increased susceptibility to damage and decay. It can also lead to tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. Additionally, teeth grinding can cause facial changes, shortening the lower face.


Grinding of teeth or clenching can happen either during sleep, or during the day. Biting your teeth together or clenching your jaw is may occur in episodes spread throughout the day or night during sleep.

Problems Due to Teeth Grinding

Every day, our teeth endure tremendous forces as we chew, speak, and engage in habits like grinding or nail biting. Unlike bones or nails, teeth cannot heal themselves, meaning any cracks or chips are permanent and irreversible.

When we grind our teeth or clench our jaws, our teeth may suffer from premature wear. That's why it's crucial to identify and treat these habits early on.


Jaw pain and Neck pain are two frequent signs of teeth grinding. These occur because of the tightening of these muscles during episodes of bruxism.

Morning headaches that feel like tension headaches are another potential symptom.

Unexplained damage to teeth can also be a sign of nighttime clenching and grinding of teeth.

Sleep bruxism or grinding during sleep usually occurs in episodes throughout the night, and may not be the same frequency each night.

Thus, most people are not aware that they grind their teeth during their sleep.

However, if your dentist observes signs of tooth wear or if you experience symptoms like jaw aches or tension headaches, these could be indicative of nighttime teeth grinding. It's crucial to pay attention to such signs for early detection and appropriate intervention.

Benefits Of Making a Dental Guard at Dental Designs 


We use HSA approved materials from Europe with long term track records, to ensure that your guard is safe and long lasting.

With 3D scanning and printing, we are able to fabricate highly accurate models of your teeth for a better fit. A well fitting guard is more comfortable and less likely to cause issues.

As we keep a copy of your 3D dental record, if you need a duplicate mouth guard, you can let us know without needing to visit the dentist.

With our in house lab, processing time is greatly reduced, allowing us to fabricate mouth guards of the same great quality for collection within the same day.

Our clinics are centrally located, with multiple MRT stations close by, making it easy to reach us. 


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If you grind or clench your teeth during your sleep, and as a result have worn out teeth, you may be suffering from sleep bruxism. It is an involuntary action, which means you will not be aware that you are doing it, and won't be able to control it.

A nightguard acts as a cushion, preventing direct contact between your upper and lower teeth, thus reducing the risk of dental wear and muscle strain.


In some cases, teeth grinding or clenching can even lead to jaw pain, headaches, and disrupted sleep. The pain may be experienced as a tightness in the facial muscles, or in severe cases, can be debilitating pain that affects one's function.

When this happens, these individuals may require a more specialized guard, such as a dental splint to help resolve their more complex pain. 

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A sports mouth guard is a vital tool for safeguarding teeth during physical activities. We provide custom-fitted guards to ensure they stay snug and comfortable during sports, preventing any unexpected shifts. This is particularly crucial for contact sports like soccer, football, boxing, and other activities where facial trauma can occur.

  • Any force to the face can potentially harm teeth, leading to fractures or instability.
  • By wearing a sports mouth guard, shock absorption is enhanced, providing essential protection for teeth.
  • In cases of severe impact resulting in severe pain or damage of your teeth, please reach out to us immediately for a thorough examination of potential tooth and bone injuries.


Each mouthguard that we create is individually made with our in-house dental laboratory for quality control, ensuring an optimum fit for better comfort when wearing your mouth guard.


Say goodbye to messy and uncomfortable dental moulds and stone models!

Now with our intra-oral scanners and 3D printers, making a dental mouthguard is much simpler and way more comfortable for our patients.

Our scanners take precise virtual records of your teeth shape and position, which is then automatically sent to our 3D printer, which  prints high-detail dental models with an impressive accuracy of 25 microns.

This allows us to provide a much faster turn around time, with enhanced accuracy and fit.


How Do I Know If Porcelain Veneers Are Suitable For Me?

At Dental Designs, we created a "Smile Trial" - so you have the opportunity to see how your smile could look like, before we  start any treatment.
This procedure requires No drilling and No damage to your teeth.

The best part is, there are no obligations after having this procedure done.




Teeth grinding (bruxism) and sleep apnea are closely related, as they both involve abnormal muscle activity during sleep.

The position of your jaw, a constricted upper jaw, or crowded teeth can exacerbate sleep apnea in some individuals. In mild cases of sleep apnea or snoring, dental interventions may provide improvement.

Our dentists can evaluate your oral condition to determine if dental treatment is appropriate or if a referral to a sleep specialist or an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor is needed. Seeking dental assessment is vital for understanding and addressing the relationship between sleep apnea and bruxism, ensuring comprehensive care for your sleep-related concerns.

What Is Sleep Apnea? How Does it Affect Me?

Sleep apnea is a common, chronic condition that disrupts sleep by causing pauses or shallow breaths, leading to a transition from deep sleep to light sleep.

Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. 

The blood oxygen saturation in patients with sleep apnea may drop to dangerously low levels during sleep, causing hypoxemia.

As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. Doctors usually can’t detect the condition during routine office visits. Also, no blood test can help diagnose the condition.

Most people who have sleep apnea don’t know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member or bed partner might be the first to notice signs of sleep apnea.

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. In this condition, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or  pauses in breathing. This often leads to loud snoring.

Whilst it is more common in people who are overweight, it can affect anyone, even young children who have enlarged tonsis in their throats. may have obstructive sleep apnea.

Regardless of your weight or age, a dentist can play a crucial role in evaluating and addressing oral factors contributing to sleep apnea, potentially improving your sleep quality.

Source: National Hearth, Lung and Blood Institute USA (

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28 Overall reviews

The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

Will come back again!

Thank you very much!


Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!

J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

Very happy and will keep coming back for my regular dental. 

G. Hock An

my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

P. Wendy

I had an amazing experience at this dental clinic. Dr. Justin Giam is a skilled dentist who explained everything thoroughly. The staff was friendly, and the clinic is conveniently located near my workplace. Highly recommended!

S. Goh

I am so glad I found Dental Designs, it was recommended to me by an expat friend. Dr Rares is the best dentist I have ever encountered. He is extremely conscientious and empathic in his work, with a great attention to detail. His work is stellar,  and he is always tuned in to the patient's needs. I have had multiple dentists in Oslo, Norway and in London, and although some of them have been excellent, I can truly say that not one of them has been of his caliber.

h. hjertenes

Great dental clinic! Dr Giam is very friend and his treatments are very gentle. He is good at explaining his treatment to his patients and a lot of great cafes nearby as well. Excellent customer service and helpful receptionist. Decent location too!

C. MichaelJr

My dental implant procedure here was top-notch. Dr Justin did the surgery for me and he was skillful.The team was patient and made sure I felt relaxed throughout. They even sent me a message to check up on me for post-surgery care. Thank you!

J. Florentyna

Dr. Tiffany Tan did an excellent job with my Invisalign treatment. My teeth are now perfectly aligned, and it was a comfortable process from start to finish. The clinic's hygienist, Kelly, is fantastic as well!


I can’t recommend this clinic enough, was so glad to have found it. Great facility, really enjoyed the ambience with radio music. But thats beside the point, Dr Tiffany is so terrific, they are so kind and really care about doing a good and meticulous job, and are so professional to share with me all x-rays of my teeth and explaining the issues and the process. I’ve never had any dentists that are so genuine and pro-active to help the patients be informed and understand the situations thoroughly. I feel very assured to be in such good hands. Thank you greatly!

T. Pham

I had a dental veneer procedure to fix my chipped front tooth, and the results exceeded my expectations. The clinic is conveniently close to my workplace, and the entire team was friendly and skilled. A great experience overall!

L. Chia Heng

Dr. Justin Giam and his team are exceptional. I had a replacement for my dental crown, and they made sure I felt comfortable and relaxed throughout. The clinic is just a short walk from the MRT station.

A. H.

I fell down and chipped my front teeth on holiday and came to doc Justin who is my usual dentist. he was able to fix it same day and by now I dont even remember which teeth was chipped. best doc in town!

l. pienkowski

I appreciate the professionalism and patience of the staff here. They did a fantastic job with my ceramic filling, which was much better shape and bite than the other one i had done previously at another clinic, and the clinic's location in the CBD is perfect for me.

R. Phua

The hygienist, Kelly, provided me with the best scaling and polishing I've ever had. The clinic is not only convenient but has friendly receptionists and great staff. I highly recommend it!

L. Josephine

I have been coming to this dental clinic for years and I bring all my family and recommend to my colleagues to come as well, because they are just so good. Especially Dr  Justin Giam, he is very skilled in crowns and veneers for me. My father's implant denture was able to be done smoothly, which was important because we have to fly in to Singapore to come for the dental treatment, so it saves us so much time here. The assistant doctors are also good to do the usual fillings and cleanings without any pain. The receptionists are friendly and helpful for making the appointment a pleasant one. Very good job dental design!

L. Winnie

I needed replacement retainers, and I found that dental designs provide clear retainers with same day pickup. its convienent as its close to my office and I could go out for a coffee while waiting.

E. Michael

My tooth has been hurting on and off for the past months and I ignored it as I was busy. i went to the dentist near my house and was told to extract it and do an implant as it was decayed and the cavity was too big. I didnt want to extract my tooth so i looked for other options and found Dental Designs where I was able to be seen and my tooth could have a root canal treatment and crown done instead of extraction. the tooth is functioning well and I can bite normally, there was no downtime. i strongly recommend Dental Designs as the dentist here is much more skillful and knowledgeable and the receptiontists are also very friendly.


I did a whitening procedure here in the clinic and had good results, my friends commented it was much whiter and I'm happy with the results. there is a little sensitivity but it goes away after one day. highly recommend this clinic if you are looking for a dentist to do teeth whitening. the cleaning was also very comfortable and i didnt feel any pain or bleeding.

L. Kathleen

I read about Dental Designs as I wanted to do Invisalign treatment for a long time, and I chose Dr Tiffany Tan as she has good reviews. During the first consultation, she took time to listen to my concerns and also explained various options for me to suit my needs. There was also no hard selling even though I could not decide to do the treatment on the same day, the staff was also all smiles and very helpful. I came back again with my wife and Dr Tiffany was very patient in explaining my condition and the treatment options again, thus I decided to go with them. I completed my Invisalign treatment after about 18 months and the results are just as what Dr Tiffany promised. All my colleagues and friends are able to see the difference, I had an underbite which is completely resolved. The whole process was very smooth and the whole team was just so helpful and responsive throughout. Kudos to Dental Designs and Dr Tiffany Tan!

L. Ian Jun Jie

The dentists here are very skillful and do a good job, the staff is also very friendly and its easy to book appointments over whatsapp. I recently had to do a root canal and dental crowning for my tooth and the process was easy.

M. Hui Tan

Best experience I ever had at a dental clinic or medical clinic for that matter. I've been to many clinics in UK and Sydney and none of them are as good as Dr Tiffany. I have been using a specially prescribed mouthguard at night which cost me close to 3000 AUD from a specialist in Melbourne as otherwise I would have jaw pain when I woke up in the mornings. I went to a consultation with Dr Tiffany Tan as I wanted to straighten my front teeth which had shifted a little over the years.  Dr Tiffany was able to assess not only that my teeth could be straightened but that the bite was all wrong. I started on Invisalign treatment with her and 2 years later I am able to chew steak and peanuts without wincing, and I do not need the special mouthguard at all. Thanks to Dr Tiffany, I now have a normal life without pain and trust me it is unbelievable how much my bite affected my life prior to my Invisalign treatment. Thank you Dr Tiffany and the Dental Designs clinic team, you guys are amazing!

L. Mallory Alice

I saw Dr Justin to fix my teeth veneers which I had (stupidly) done at a dentist in Thailand as my friend brought me there during a holiday. He was able to check it and advise that my gums were badly infected due to the poor veneers which they did, which was causing a bad smell in my mouth. Dr Justin had to remove all the veneers and the hygienist Ms Kelly is also really gentle and I had the best clean in my life here with the air cleaning. Dr Justin was then able to give me new veneers which are properly fitted and which looked so natural compared to the other ones that were done and I feel like they are my real teeth. There is no more bad smell and my teeth and gums are healthy now!

S. Matthew Lucian

Firstly, I want to commend the dentist here Dr Justin as he is skilled in his work and delivers what he promises.

Additionally, I am seen within 15 minutes each time I come for my appointment, which is not the case when I attend other medical appointments in Singapore. 

The staff are also excellent. 

Z. Nael

Visited this clinic for the first time today after reading all the reviews. Indeed a dental clinic with very good service. The receptionist was very friendly. My appointment was at 12pm and I saw Dr  Justin at 12pm without any delay. He was very professional with his work and casual when talking. Made me feel comfortable. Took pics of my teeth to tell me what is wrong and what needs to be done. Not pushy at all asking me to do this and that. Price is pretty reasonable for where they are located. Thanks for the great service!

M. Yousuff

Popped into Dental Designs on Cecil street for the first time a couple of weeks ago and then a filling just yesterday. Staff are highly professional, from the front desk to the doctor and dental assistant.

Dr Peter Tang is fantastic at what he does. Really good bedside manners, explains the procedure in great detail to make sure I know what is going to be done and also removed my fear of having my teeth cleaned. Will definitely make this place my regular go-to for all dental matters!

O. Xu (Olive)

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