A dentist mouth guard is essential if you play high impact sports. At Renken Dentistry, approximately 25% of all oral injuries we see are related to sports. While over-the-counter “bite and boil” mouth guards are better than no protection at all, they often fit poorly. A custom mouth guard is created for your mouth, which gives it a highly contoured fit and provides optimal protection. We want our Rochester, IL patients to have healthy smiles and be able to enjoy sports and recreational activities without risk of injury. We also offer mouth guards for bruxism and TMJ. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
A dentist mouth guard is a thick plastic device that’s shaped like a dental tray and formed to the shape of your teeth, mouth, and gums. The mouth guard works by creating a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, which prevents them from hitting each other during impact. It also protects your teeth from impact coming from outside the mouth, like a ball or elbow. Many sports teams recommend or require athletes to use mouth guards, but even when they’re not required, it’s a good idea to wear one to prevent painful or expensive dental injuries. A custom mouth guard also protects your teeth during recreational activities like horseback riding or skating.
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We can also create a custom mouth guard for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and bruxism (teeth grinding). For TMJ patients, mouth guards work by holding your jaw in the correct position, which relieves pressure and pain from clenching or grinding your teeth. They also help your jaw and facial muscles relax and reduce muscle spasms. Bruxism can be a contributing factor to TMJ or a separate issue on its own. Over time, bruxism can wear down the teeth and enamel and even lead to broken teeth. A dentist mouth guard cushions your teeth from the force of grinding and clenching, protecting your teeth from damage.
If you’ve been searching for quality mouth guards in the Rochester, IL area, visit us at Renken Dentistry! As a full-service dental office, we offer everything you need to have a happy, healthy smile! From general dentistry like cleanings, fillings, and orthodontics to cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, crowns, and dental implants, we provide comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Give us a call at 217-483-7177 or schedule your appointment online.