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Dental Mouth Guards Brimfield, IL

Protect your teeth and jaw with a custom-made mouth guard

Get a mouth guard to treat sleep apnea, teeth grinding, TMJ, and more.
Enjoy comfortable, individualized, high-tech care.
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Save your smile and avoid fractures, chips, cracks, and damage.

Custom-fit mouth guards for improved dental health

Dental mouth guards are designed to cover and protect your teeth and gums while you sleep. Custom-fitted mouth guards, like those we offer patients at Brimfield Family Dentistry, fit better and are more effective at protecting your smile than over-the-counter mouth guards.

Adults and children who deal with bruxism (teeth grinding) or jaw clenching, or who suffer from TMJ or sleep apnea can benefit from wearing custom-fit mouth guards during sleep. These dental guards also help prevent damage to the teeth and improve overall restfulness during the night.

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Problems that can be treated with a dental mouth guard

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Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep is a common problem. In most cases, teeth grinding is completely involuntary. You may not even know that you’re doing it. However, if left untreated, bruxism can lead to a variety of other dental health and wellbeing problems, including the following:

  • Loss of enamel
  • Receding gums
  • Chips and cracks
  • Facial pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Cavities
  • Jaw pain or TMJ
  • Headache
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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders impact the jaw joints as well as the surrounding muscles and ligaments that control chewing, swallowing, and speech. TMJ can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma, a misaligned bite, and arthritis. It can also be caused by involuntary clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth together during the day or night.

Symptoms of TMJ include the following:

  • Discomfort, pain, or tenderness in the jaw
  • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
  • Earaches
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Aching pain in the face or neck
  • Locking or popping of the joint
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that causes a person to temporarily stop breathing periodically during the night due to an airway blockage. This is a dangerous condition that impacts a person’s quality of life, and it can lead to other health issues including high blood pressure, heart attack, and even brain injury.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Waking up at night to use the bathroom
  • Restless sleep
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Severe morning headaches
  • Unexplained and sudden changes in mood

Custom-fit mouth guards at Brimfield Family Dentistry

Dental mouth guards for bruxism and TMJ

Custom-made teeth grinding guards can help prevent you from involuntarily clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth together while you sleep. Over time, this will help protect your teeth from fractures, chips, cracks, and other damage. It will also prevent other common symptoms of bruxism, such as receding gums. A teeth grinding/TMJ mouth guard will also help protect your dental and jaw health by:

Our office provides modern, comfortable sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing treatments.

  • Holding your jaw in the proper position to correct a misaligned bite
  • Encouraging your jaw and facial muscles to relax
  • Easing jaw pain from chronic clenching
  • Preventing your jaw from locking or popping

Sleep apnea mouth guards/appliances

Our knowledgeable dentists are your partners in the early diagnosis of sleep disorders, including OSA. We can make you a custom-fit sleep apnea mouth guard designed to keep your airway open and clear all night long and help prevent long-term impacts to your health.

The sleep apnea appliances we offer are small, comfortable, and custom-made to fit your unique mouth and face. We recommend these custom appliances for adults with mild to moderate symptoms, as well as for those who cannot tolerate a CPAP machine.

Hear from our patients

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The atmosphere in the office is warm and welcoming. The doctor and staff genuinely care about you as an individual as well as the health of your teeth and gums.

– Ruth L.

Answers to frequently asked questions

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Can I just use a generic sports mouth guard?

It is not recommended to use a sports mouth guard for dental health problems. Sports guards are designed to protect against impact injury, while dental mouth guards are made custom to optimize comfort and address your specific dental problem. Sports guards are also not made from the same quality materials as dental mouth guards, making them generally too bulky and uncomfortable for sleep.
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How do I clean my mouth guard?

Upon waking up and removing your mouth guard, rinse with warm water and gently brush the guard with a gentle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Be sure to focus on the harder-to-reach grooves and ridges.

High-tech, compassionate care for the whole family

At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we put our patients’ comfort and long-term dental health first. We provide a friendly environment and offer comprehensive and high-tech general, cosmetic, and surgical dental solutions to individuals and families from all backgrounds. We’re honored to help keep your family’s teeth healthy and help protect your teeth while you sleep!

Hours

Monday–Friday: 7am–3pm

Office

232 E. Knoxville St.
Brimfield, IL 61517

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Call (309) 396-3123

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