Did you know nearly 44 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic clenching and teeth grinding?

If these symptoms below describe the pain you are experiencing, teeth grinding may be the cause:

 migraine headaches

 sore jaw

 stiff neck

 sensitive teethaccident 

 cracked, damaged, or worn-down teeth

Tooth grinding can cause serious tooth damage and even pose health problems if not addressed. Unfortunately, many of us grind our teeth during our sleep, and are unaware of the severity of the issue.

At The Centre for Contemporary Dental Concepts, Dr. Trent Smallwood provides optimal solutions on how to prevent occlusal trauma to your teeth before the problems worsen, as well as performing root canals, dental implants.


The NTI guard is a small, removable, custom-fitted appliance positioned over your two front teeth to wear at night while you sleep. The NTI guard repositions your jaw in a relaxed position to prevent teeth grinding, helping eliminate tension headaches and migraines, and provide a restful night’s sleep.

Because the NTI guard recently gained FDA approval for the treatment of migrainesor tension headaches, patients can use their medical insurance for financial coverage.

Custom NTI guards can be made during your next appointment, so if finding a solution for the painful side effects of teeth grinding is what you’re looking for, schedule your consultation today with our Phoenix dentist, Dr. Smallwood, and begin your journey to a restful, pain-free night’s sleep!


Welcome to The Centre for Contemporary Dental Concepts. As a top-notch dentist in Phoenix, we look to provide our patients with exceptional dental services.

Whether you are in need of veneers, Invisalign® clear braces, tooth bonding, or any other dental procedure, we invite you to visit our office, or call us today to schedule your consultation or appointment!



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Trent Smallwood, DDS FACE PC

420 W. Warner Rd., Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85284