Dental Night guards & Mouthguards

Protecting your teeth is our top priority. But, is it yours? There are many ways to protect your teeth against decay, infection, and injury. While preventative maintenance like daily brushing and flossing, along with biannual professional cleanings, helps protect your teeth against infection and decay, you also need to protect your teeth against injury and dental trauma. Mouthguards and nightguards offer a cushion-like protection to your teeth, shielding them against impact from sports injuries, bruxism, and TMJ.

Mouthguards

Mouthguard, also knows as sportsguards, are essential for preventing dental trauma if you or your child is an athlete. Avoiding costly and painful dental procedures may be just one mouthguard away.

 

Commons Reasons to Get a Mouthguard

  • Involved in sports

While custom-made mouthguards are generally the most effective type of mouthguards and nightguards, they are not the only type of mouthguards available to you. Your dentist at Printers Row Dental Studio will be able to help you determine the best type of mouthguard for you and your lifestyle. 

 

 

Nightguards

Nightguards are like mouthguards, but instead of being used to protect your teeth from the impact of sports, they are intended to protect your teeth from the affects of clenching and grinding while you sleep. If you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep and Dr. Ema prescribes you a night guard, she will take an impression of your teeth so that she can order you a customized night guard. 

Reasons to get a nightguard

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • TMJ disorder

At Printers Row Dental Studio, we offer custom-made mouthguards and nightguards. Your dentist at Printers Row Dental Studio will be able to help you determine the best type of mouthguard or nightguard for you and your lifestyle. 

Symptoms of grinding or clenching in the night

  • Tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Cracked, worn, or chipped teeth
  • Worn enamel 
  • The sound may keep your partner awake
  • Jaw, head, neck, or face pain
  • Soft tissue damage on the inside of your cheeks
  • poor sleep
  • Tight jaw muscles 

 

 

Types of Mouthguards and Nightguards

There are hundreds of types of nightguards. We will work with you to customize your nightguard and make sure that it is the right one for you in order to treat the current wear on your teeth and prevent further wear and the progression of temporomandibular joint disorder. The custom mouthguards and nightguards that Dr. Ema prescribes are made specifically for you in a lab, and our professionally-supervised treatment includes remakes of your nightguard if it isn’t the perfect fit for you and your needs. 

At Printers Row Dental Studio, we are devoted to providing you with the high-quality, personalized dental care that you deserve. If you need a mouthguard or nightguard for any reason, our dental team is here to guide you through your decision-making process to ensure that you get the right mouthguard to suit your needs.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about how mouthguards and nightguards can help protect your teeth against injury, call Dr. Ema at Printers Row Dental Studio today at (312) 435-0411 to schedule your appointment or request one online. 

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