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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"Martin Dentistry nails the line between a friendly, almost-familial atmosphere and efficient professionalism. The staff are all pleasant to work with and visits always run on time. I’ve never felt like I was getting nagged about flossing (even though I probably need to more often). The rooms are themed and fun, bringing just a little more joy to what would usually be a fairly unpleasant visit. It’s hard to wax poetic about a dentist office, but this place is as good as it gets."- I.L. / Google / Jun 26, 2023
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.