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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Custom Mouth Guards

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We are always happy to answer your questions and make sure you are informed and comfortable with every aspect of your dental care. To save you time, we've listed some of the questions we hear most often. If you have a question not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Custom Mouth Guards

As a parent, you always want to do your best to protect your child from injury or harm. Since 40% of dental emergencies are related to sports injuries, it is important for your child to wear the right protective guard during sports.

High Risk Sports | Chesterfield Valley DentalHigh risk sports include:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Ice Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skate Boarding

While sports such as soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and water polo are classified as medium risk activities.

A custom made mouth guard from your dental provider offers much better protection than generic guards purchased at your local sporting goods store, as these may be ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear.

Learn more about mouth guard options

If you have questions about your child's risk in their particular activity, Dr. Rahm is happy to sit down and discuss your options for protecting your child's oral health during sports. He can make recommendations as to which type of mouth guard will best suit your child's needs. We are even equipped to make your child a custom mouth guard here at our office, and the process can typically be competed in about a week.

Contact Our Chesterfield MO Dental Clinic

Don't leave your child's oral health to chance, contact Chesterfield Valley Dental today to to learn more about protecting your child's teeth with a custom made mouth guard.

Reasons for a Mouth Guard | Chesterfield MO DentistThere are a few different circumstances in which you might need a mouth guard.

Mouth Guard for Sports in 63005

If you or a family member participate in sports, the right guard can protect against injuries to your teeth and mouth.

Did you know that roughly 40% of dental emergencies are caused by sports injuries? Investing in a custom guard designed to fit your mouth offers many benefits that a generic guard purchased at a store cannot, such as better protection and a more secure fit.

Mouth Guard for Sleep

Patients who suffer from bruxism, or clenching and grinding of their teeth, may also benefit from custom mouth guards in Chesterfield, MO. Bruxism typically occurs at night, while you sleep, and can cause a host of problems such as:

  • Excessive wear to your teeth
  • Frequent headaches, especially in the morning
  • Pain in your neck and shoulders
  • Issues with your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint

A mouth guard can be worn comfortably at night and protects your teeth from the damage and pain caused by bruxism.

Dr. Rahm and your team at Chesterfield Valley Dental can customize a mouth guard that will protect your teeth no matter what your specific needs are. If you or your loved one could benefit from a custom mouth guard, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.

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