Dental Mouth Guards Brimfield, IL
Protect your teeth and jaw with a custom-made mouth guard
Custom-fit mouth guards for improved dental health
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
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
- Jaw pain or TMJ
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
- Difficulty chewing
- Aching pain in the face or neck
- Locking or popping of the joint
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.
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Cutting-edge Digital Dentistry
At Brimfield Dentistry, we use a Sprintray 55 3D printer, which allows us to fabricate mouthguards, implants, surgical guides, models, and temporary dentures right here in our office!
Thanks to its precise and accurate printing capabilities, it allows us to create highly detailed and customized models of your mouth and teeth, providing a valuable tool for both diagnosis and treatment planning. Using the Sprintray 55 in our practice has greatly improved our patient’s experience and the efficiency and effectiveness of our treatments.
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