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Mouth Guards for TMJ

Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws is called bruxism, and often happens as you sleep. Bruxism has many different causes, from stress and anxiety to sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or teeth that are missing or crooked.

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Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Symptoms of possible teeth grinding include:

  • Dull headaches
  • Jaw soreness
  • Teeth that are painful or loose
  • Fractured teeth
  • We can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sleep.

Athletic Mouth Guards

Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. The sudden loss of one or two of your front teeth could be devastating. Smiling, talking, eating –everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries like these is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.

Collision and contact sports are high-risk sports for the mouth, but you can experience dental injuries in non-contact activities.

The most comfortable and protective mouth guard is one that has been custom made for your mouth by your dentist. A properly fitted mouth guard may be especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A mouth guard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.

Please call our office to schedule an appointment for a custom mouth guard.

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