Mouthguards & Night Guards

Protect your smile and alleviate discomfort with custom-fitted mouthguards and night guards from High Point Dental Partners.

Mouthguards and Night Guards

At High Point Dental Partners, we understand the discomfort and potential damage caused by teeth grinding, clenching, and sports injuries. Our custom-fitted mouthguards and night guards are designed to provide relief and protection, preventing dental injuries and reducing symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Whether you’re an athlete, struggle with nighttime teeth grinding, or suffer from jaw pain and headaches due to TMD, our expert team is here to offer a solution that fits your life and preserves your oral health.

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  • What are the types of dental mouth guards?

    There are three main types of dental mouthguards:

    • Stock mouthguards are pre-formed and ready to wear, which makes them the most affordable option but also the least comfortable and effective due to their generic fit.
    • Boil-and-bite mouthguards can be purchased at many sporting goods stores and offer a better fit than stock options. They are made from a thermoplastic material that softens in hot water and forms the shape of your teeth and gums.
    • Custom-fitted mouthguards are made by your dentist from a mold of your teeth. They provide the best protection and comfort, particularly important for athletes or individuals who require significant protection against teeth grinding or clenching.
  • What are options for treating TMD?

    Treating temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can vary based on the severity and cause of your symptoms. Treatment options include:

    • Oral splints or mouthguards: Often the first line of treatment, these help to alleviate pressure on the joint and prevent teeth grinding.
    • Physical therapy: Exercises to strengthen and improve the flexibility of the jaw muscles.
    • Medications: Pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, or muscle relaxants can be used to manage pain and inflammation.
    • Surgical Procedures: In severe cases, surgical options such as arthroscopy or, more rarely, open-joint surgery may be considered.

    At High Point Dental Partners, we customize TMD treatments based on a thorough evaluation of your individual symptoms and needs.

  • Why are mouth guards important in sports?

    Mouthguards are an essential part of sports equipment for anyone participating in activities that carry a risk of blows to the face or mouth. They help to cushion your teeth against impact, protect against jaw injuries, and even reduce the risk of concussions. For amateur and professional athletes, a well-fitted mouthguard is a key investment in safety and can prevent costly dental injuries.

Questions about Mouthguards or Night Guards?

If you have any questions about mouthguards or night guards or if you need a consultation, please contact us. We also provide numerous other restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dental services.

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High Point Dental Partners

204 W. Lexington Ave.
High Point, NC 27262
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m


(336) 882-4412

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