Mouth Guards

Protect your smile with a custom-made mouthguard.

Mouth Guards and Night Guards

At Bookcliff Family Dental, we understand the importance of protecting your smile. Whether you’re an athlete, suffering from teeth grinding, or experiencing TMJ disorder, our custom-fitted mouthguards provide the protection you need with the comfort you deserve.

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  • What are the types of dental mouth guards?

    Dental mouthguards come in three main types: stock mouthguards, boil-and-bite mouthguards, and custom-fitted mouthguards. 

    • Stock mouthguards are pre-formed and ready to wear but often don’t fit perfectly and provide limited protection. 
    • Boil-and-bite mouthguards can be shaped at home by softening them in hot water and biting into them, offering a better fit. 
    • However, custom-fitted mouthguards made in a dental office, like ours at Bookcliff Family Dental, are recommended for the most effective and comfortable protection. They are tailored to fit the unique contours of your mouth precisely.
  • What are options for treating TMJ?

    TMJ disorder causes pain in the neck and jaw areas and can limit range of motion. It can also cause a clicking noise when you open or close your mouth. 

    Treatment options for TMJ disorder can include:

    • Adding softer foods to your diet
    • Icing your jaw
    • Performing light stretches to release tension.
    • Wearing a mouthguard at night

    At Bookcliff Family Dental, we provide custom mouthguards that help alleviate the stress on your jaw joints. Mouthguards can reduce pain and discomfort and also prevent further damage.

  • Why are mouth guards important in sports?

    Mouthguards are crucial for anyone participating in sports, mainly contact sports like football, basketball, or hockey. They help cushion your teeth, lips, and gums from impact, prevent tooth fractures and dislocations, and reduce the risk of concussions. A custom-made sports mouthguard from our dental office offers a secure, comfortable fit and provides superior protection compared to generic, store-bought options.

Need a Mouth Guard?

If you have more questions about mouth guards and night guards, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Bookcliff Family Dental

2478 Patterson Rd Ste 3
Grand Junction, CO 81505
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(970) 245-9570

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