Grosse Pointe & Shelby Township

Mouthguards & Occlusal Splints in SE Michigan

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Need a mouthguard or occlusal splint? Our dentists in Michigan can fit you for a mouthguard and help prevent injuries due to sports or teeth grinding.

  • Mouthguards
  • Dental Splints
  • Occlusal Splints
  • Night Guards

Do I Need a Mouthguard / Occlusal Splint?

Mouthguards for Sports

Many of our patients in Michigan - children, teens, and adults - benefit from the use of a mouthguard. Obviously, if you participate in contact sports like football, boxing, lacrosse, and hockey, you should always wear a mouth guard.

Even if you play a non-contact sport or recreational activity, you may want to consider a mouth guard for the following reasons. A mouth guard can:

  • Protect your teeth during sports or athletic events
  • Shield your smile from tooth loss or damage
  • Safeguard your lips, jaw, and face

Occlusal Guards for Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also called Bruxism, is very common. Teeth grinding ranges from mild to severe, and may be caused by a number of things. Read through the signs & symptoms of teeth grinding. If you experience these symptoms, please contact us. We offer occlusal guards and other appliances to treat you.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Worn, chiped, flattened, or fractured teeth
  • Damaged tooth enamel
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Frequent tooth aches
  • Facial pain
  • Tongue tenderness
  • Insomnia
  • Jaw pain or tightness
  • Headache or earache due to muscle contractions in your jaw

Watch your child for signs of teeth grinding. If she complains of facial pain or headaches and there is no illness, be sure to mention it at her next dental appointment.

 

What Causes Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)?

The causes of bruxism are not known for certain. Stress, sleep disorders, and an abnormal bite are some things that may play a role.

There are several causes of teeth grinding. The most important thing is to contact us if you experience teeth grinding.

What Patients Say About Pointe Dental Mouthguards in Michigan

“Karen went above and beyond expectations to bring my bite guard out to my house (in Chesterfield!) because she knew I couldn't drive.”

-Marlene Babb