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Custom Mouth Guards

Bruxism is the medical term for grinding your teeth while sleeping, often without realizing it. Have you ever woken up with unexplained jaw pain or a headache? This could be from bruxism and can lead to your teeth getting severely worn down or have chips and cracks. It can be hard to stop the teeth grinding all together, but a custom mouth guard can be a perfect solution.

Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding

The mouth guard acts as a cushion to absorb the pressure of the grinding. The can help the jaw to relax a bit while sleeping. Stopping the actual act of grinding can be very difficult and may need to involve therapy, prescription medicine, or deep relaxation exercises. A mouth guard can be an effective shield against the bruxism while trying to get to the bottom of it. For those also suffering from loud snoring, a mouth guard can help keep your jaw in a position that better allows the airway to stay open.

Sports Mouth Guards

For athletes, a custom mouth guard is essential. Athletes that do not use a mouth guard are 60 times more likely to receive trauma to their mouth that could result in injury. A custom mouth guard adds a further level of effectiveness since they are perfectly designed for your mouth only. This helps to avoid spaces in the mouth guard that can potentially cause an injury. The snug fit from a custom mouth guard further absorbs impacts.

A wise investment in a custom mouth guard can help athletes and those suffering from bruxism greatly. By stopping potential injuries to the teeth, you can avoid future hassle and expenses.

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What we are doing to keep you and your family safe when you come to our office

We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While may things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at one at a time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.