A Dental Mouth Guard Can Help Prevent Dental Trauma or Treat Sleep Apnea

A close up image of a mouth guard on a table Dental mouth guards provided at our Brookline, MA, dental lab can help patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and sleep apnea as well as provide protection in contact sports. Dr. Daniel M. Whiteman is the only dentist in the state of Massachusetts licensed to provide advanced Eclipse dental resin processing system for the creation of mouth guards and dentures. This technology ensures a precise custom fit for comfort and durability as well as long-lasting protection. Whether you need a mouth guard to reduce sleep apnea symptoms or you play contact sports such as football, Dr. Whiteman can create a customized oral appliance to meet your needs. 

TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is caused by inflammation in the joints on either side of the jaw. It typically causes pain in the jaw in addition to headaches, earaches, and other physical pain. The condition is often stress related and may be the result of clenching the teeth or jaw. A customized dental mouth guard can help reduce the pressure placed on the jaw when clenching occurs.

Whether you need a dental mouth guard to reduce sleep apnea symptoms or you play contact sports such as football, Dr. Whiteman can create a customized oral appliance to meet your needs.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans of all ages. The most common form, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is caused by a relaxation of the muscles in the back of the throat. When these muscles collapse, breathing is interrupted. To prevent this interruption, a custom-made dental mouth guard can hold the jaw in a forward position. Many patients experience relief with dental mouth guards, and these devices are often preferred over bulky and uncomfortable CPAP machines.

Bruxism

Teeth grinding, clinically known as bruxism, can cause serious damage to your teeth over time. Bruxism can crack and fracture your teeth, or cause general erosion. This damage puts you at greater risk for decay and other complications. To protect the teeth from damage, a dental mouth guard can help cushion the teeth and prevent them from coming in contact with each other.

Sports

If you or your child play contact sports such as football or hockey, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth from severe damage. While there are a number of different options available from drugstores, none offer the comfort, stability, and protection of a custom dental mouth guard provided by a dentist.

Creating Your Custom-fit Dental Mouth Guard

We are able to create your customized dental mouth guard in our on-site lab. Using Eclipse dental resin, Dr. Whiteman himself will mold the resin to your teeth for a custom fit. By performing his own lab work, Dr. Whiteman ensures that all work is optimally completed and your dental mouth guard is a precise fit. Since we have our own lab, you can expect a fast turnaround time.

Improve Your Quality of Life

Conditions such as sleep apnea and TMJ disorder can have a negative impact on your quality of life. You may experience chronic pain, restless sleep, mood swings, and other negative side effects as a result. A simple, custom-made dental mouth guard can change that. Many patients experience significant improvements after only a couple nights of use.

Learn More about Our Custom-made Dental Mouth Guards

If you are in need of a dental mouth guard to protect your teeth from damage or to alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea, contact us today and schedule an appointment. Our modern on-site lab can provide a fast, comfortable, and effective solution for your needs.

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