About Mouth Guards
Custom-made, high quality mouth guards can be made at Martin Dentistry to help our Indianapolis patients with many common problems and concerns. First, custom mouth guards offer added protection for anyone who plays a contact sport. Second, a mouth guard can help patients relieve the pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) by removing some of the pressure from the jaw. Third, mouth guards can be used at night to treat sleep apnea or to stop teeth grinding and clenching (also called bruxism). Cosmetic and restorative dentists, Drs. Martin, Martin, and Marshall offer custom mouth guards that provide a better fit and more protection than over-the-counter mouth guards.
"Very nice, friendly folks at Martin Dentistry. Although, going to the dentist isn’t always fun - it’s helpful to go to a place where they are thorough, caring, and friendly.Dr. Lindsey Garrison & her dental hygienists have been so nice and have explained everything to me very thoroughly. I appreciate them and all of their hard work!!"- A.D. / Yelp / Sep 06, 2022
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"Such a nice office! I love the new building - everything is clean and beautiful, and it's in a great convenient location. My dental hygienist Becki is AWESOME! She is so sweet and remembers things that we discuss about my family and work, even though she only sees me every 6 months. She has an absolutely wonderful bedside manner, which helps calm me down (I know dentist visits can be stressful for a lot of people!). Also, even though I'm in my 30s, I feel like she is the first person to actually take time to show me HOW to appropriately floss, and my teeth/gums have gotten healthier over the years of seeing her! The doctors explain exactly what they are doing, what they are seeing, and what their recommendations are. I am always seen within just a few minutes of arriving for my appointment. Fantastic dentist office!!"- B.L. / Google / Jan 07, 2023
"I’ve been a patient at Martin Dentistry for the past five years and they are amazing! Very friendly and always schedule me the times I need for appts. I recommend this dentistry to everyone that asks!"- E.F. / Google / Jan 06, 2023
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What to Expect
Once the dentist decides the type of mouth guard that will be created for the patient, a series of digital X-rays and dental impressions will be taken to send to the dental laboratory. At the dental lab, a custom mouth guard will be crafted from high quality materials and sent back to the dentist’s office. The dentist will check the mouth guard for proper fit and bite and make minor adjustments for the patient’s comfort.
Patients should carefully follow all care instructions the dentist gives them for their mouth guard, including cleaning and storage. The mouth guard should be brought to all future dental appointments so the dentist can check the wear and fit of the guard over time. Depending on how the mouth guard is used, it may last up to 8 years, but the dentist will let the patient known when it is time for a new mouth guard.
Plan Your Procedure
Protect and Treat
Martin Dentistry offers a variety of mouth guards for protection from jaw clenching and tooth grinding, as well as sports and other athletic activities. Drs. Martin, Martin, and Marshall also provides guards to help treat and prevent migraine headaches.