If you or your children play sports, you’re probably familiar with over the counter “bite and boil” mouth guards; while these are certainly better than no protective mouth gear at all, a dentist provided mouth guard provides superior protection from oral injuries. At Renken Dentistry, approximately 25% of all mouth injuries we see are related to sports. Sadly, many of these injuries can be easily prevented by wearing a custom mouth guard. Whether you’re searching the Winchester, IL area for a dentist mouth guard for athletic activities or you find yourself grinding your teeth at night, we’ll provide you with a comfortable, custom-fit mouthguard that will protect your smile!
Mouthguards are used for protecting teeth from various types of injuries, from recreational activities like bicycling and horseback riding to athletic activities such as football, baseball, or soccer. They can also be very effective in relieving jaw pain and tension for those suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders) as well as preventing jaw clenching and teeth grinding. OTC mouth guards can also help with these, but they tend to fit poorly and feel uncomfortable – and with mouth guards, a proper fit is essential to be truly effective. OTC mouth guards often slip and slide in the mouth, leaving the teeth, tongue, and cheeks only mildly protected.
Mouth Guards Perfect For Your Teeth
We offer mouth guards that are molded for your own mouth, providing the highest level of protection and comfort. A dentist molded mouth guard also tends to last longer than a mouth guard purchased in the store. Mouthguards are typically worn on just the top teeth, however, they can also be made for the bottom teeth based on your needs. Our mouth guards, whether made for sports or TMJ, are durable, tear-resistant, and easy to clean, and won’t restrict your breathing or speech. If you wear braces, you can still wear a mouthguard.
Whether you’re looking for a custom mouth guard for athletic protection or to relieve painful TMJ symptoms, you’ll be happy you chose Renken Dentistry! In addition to mouth guards, we offer a wide range of services to keep your smile healthy, from general dentistry such as exams, fillings, and orthodontics, to cosmetic procedures like veneers, crowns, and dental implants. Give us a call today at 217-483-7177 to schedule your appointment or feel free to request your appointment through our online form.