Mouth Guards and Retainers

Mouth Guards and Retainers

Mouth Guards

Only proper tooth shape and positioning can prevent occlusal trauma during everyday activity (eating, grinding, clenching, etc.).

Mouth guards also referred to as bite guards are an important tool for preventing these problems when they are the most damaging- when you are sleeping.

A bite guard act as a mouth guard for grinding teeth and are the first, least invasive step in treating TMJ disorders and headaches that come from jaw stresses.

Jaw clenching and night-time grinding are becoming a big problem for many stressed out adults. Signs include flattening of the front teeth, craters on the tops of teeth, or notches in the sides of teeth. Tired jaw muscles and headaches can be other symptoms. Custom fit mouth guards can be be a big lifesaver for patients who have suffered from clenching and grinding and many patients who finally get one will tell us they don’t know how they ever lived without it.

Sports Mouth Guards

If you’re playing any kind of sports, you need to protect your teeth. An accidental punch, tackle, or kick in the mouth can damage your teeth. Basketball and football are top offenders. Do your child and yourself a big favor and insist they wear a protective sports mouth guard. They can be made in a variety thicknesses and team colors to make any athlete happy.

Read the American Dental Association statement on Athletic Mouth guards:


Once your teeth have been put into the proper alignment, it is important to retain them in position forRetainers resized 600 life. Retainers will prevent relapse into crooked teeth that can lead to other problems.

Implants prevent this bone loss and act as support to replace anything from a single tooth to every tooth!

We make traditional and “clear shell” vacuform Invisalign retainers. Both work great to protect your investment.