At our office, we can create custom-designed mouth guards and night guards to protect your smile in a wide variety of situations. These are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Dr. Mark Osenieks will take an impression of your teeth, which will then be sent to a lab to make a custom-fit guard. In most cases, you can choose from a variety of colors and styles. If properly cared for, a mouth guard or night guard can last for years.
Dr. Osenieks may recommend mouth guards to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may be hit or otherwise injured. The mouth guards we provide also protect your tongue, lips and cheek lining from injury. Dr. Osenieks will also recommend night guards for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite. Without the guard, your teeth can wear down, look unattractive and lose their function.
If you would like to know more about mouth guards, night guards or how we can treat teeth grinding in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we would love for you to meet with our dentist. Call our office today at (616) 453-0002 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Osenieks.