Protect your teeth!
Sleep & Live Better with a Mouth Guard
At Dr. Fred Blum & Associates, we believe in providing our patients with the best protection for their teeth and jaws.
Our mouthguards are made of a comfortable, soft material that fits snugly in your mouth, and they are custom-made to fit your exact mouth shape and size.
Our mouthguards are also designed to be lightweight and breathable, making them the perfect choice for athletes of all levels.
Our experienced team of professionals will work with you to ensure you get the best protection possible.
Why Do You Need a Mouth Guard?
Most of us clench or grind during sleep. A properly fitted Night Guard will protect your teeth from damage due to grinding (bruxing).
It’s a common misunderstanding that teeth grinding is a problem that only affects your teeth when in reality it can have many ripple effects on your lifestyle.
Teeth grinding is most commonly caused by stress and anxiety. Teeth grinding has repercussions on your overall quality of life such as; loss of sleep including insomnia, facial muscle pain, spasms, headaches, and pain in your neck and jaw.
Custom Dental Night Guard
Custom dental night guards are made in the lab using a molded impression of your actual mouth. They offer the most protection for any application of a mouth appliance.
They are less likely to fall out and will last longer than an off-the-shelf mouth guard.
Snoring is not just a nuisance for you or your bedmate.
It can be a serious medical disorder called Sleep Apnea, which can increase the risk of heart disease and other serious conditions. Wearing a Night Guard for snoring is a method that is helpful for many people.
Custom Sports Mouth Guard
Sports Mouth Guards can reduce the occurrences of tooth fractures, concussions, soft tissue/gum injuries, jawbone fractures, neck injuries, and lip, tongue, and cheek lesions.
Sports Mouth Guards are mandatory for athletes in sports where mouth trauma is possible.
Custom Mouth Guards for TMJ
The temporomandibular joint (the TMJ joint) is located where your jaw bone meets your skull. The TMJ is complex.
The TMJ is held together by ligaments originating from different parts of the head and neck to support the jaw and guide its movements. Several muscles are connected to those ligaments, and many aid in the motion of the lower jaw.
The TMJ works in two ways: like a hinge to simply open and close the mouth, just like a hinge on a door or a sliding motion called translation where your lower jaw moves down and forward.
This motion helps the TMJ to move backward and forward and from side to side for actions such as eating, yawning, talking, and singing.
Because of its complexity and constant use, the TMJ can become sore, swell, and even fracture, causing limited movement of the lower jaw and acute pain in the neck and head area.
Painful TMJ typically results from teeth grinding, misaligned teeth, or an impact injury. In some cases, TMJ soreness comes from your teeth, as opposed to the TMJ and surrounding ligaments. Mental stress can be a source of aggressive jaw activity. ,
Mouth guards can help protect the jaw joint and surrounding muscles and ligaments from overuse and injury, which can help reduce the symptoms associated with TMJ.
They also provide a cushion between the upper and lower teeth, which can help reduce the grinding and clenching that can lead to TMJ symptoms.
At Dr. Blum and Associates we specialize in custom mouth guards. Our mouth guards are made on-site in our lab using impressions that we take in the office.
They offer the most protection and gentle comfort since they are specifically designed to perfectly fit the mouth of our patients.
We believe that everyone should have access to the best protection for their teeth and gums, and that’s why we offer custom mouthguards for all of our patients.
Contact us today to get started with your custom mouth guard!