mouth guards

From custom-fitted athletic mouth guards, to sleep appliances to assist with snoring and sleep apnea, to devices that help with TMJ and bruxism, at Bain Dental Group we can help you find the appropriate mouth guard for whatever your need may be.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans a year sustain dental injuries during competitive play, and a large number of those injured are children.

Research has shown that wearing custom-fit sports dental mouth guards can reduce the risk of severe injuries. The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that the use of mouthguards prevents approximately 200,000 injuries per year in high school and college football alone.

Anyone who plays sports or engages in athletic activity, whether competitive or not, can protect themselves by wearing an athletic mouthguard. We offer custom, form-fitting mouth guards to patients of all ages.

Damaging jaw and tooth impact can be caused by everything from a direct contact to an awkward or misplaced step while running. Custom-made Intact mouthguards provide stability to your jaw and cushion the blows that can cause severe dental injuries, like broken teeth, fractures in the jaw, gum lacerations and injuries to your lips or tongue caused by your own teeth.

Growing evidence suggests that quality, properly fitting dental mouth guards also reduce the forces that can cause concussions and neck injuries.

The Advantage of using a Dentist to create your Dental Mouth Guard

We can ensure that your mouthguard is tightly fit to your teeth to provide maximum protection. Utilizing our digital x-ray technology, we will make sure that the guard is fitted to protect your teeth, gums, lips, tongue and cheeks. We provide dental mouth guards in different colors and designs.

If you would like to learn more about our custom-fit athletic mouth guards, call us today to set an appointment.

TMJ disorders (also called TMD disorders) cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) — the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull. This joint allows you to talk, chew and yawn.

TMJ disorders are caused by many different types of problems: arthritis, jaw injury, or muscle fatigue from clenching or grinding your teeth during sleep or while awake. Teeth grinding is also referred to as Bruxism in the dental field.

What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

  • Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
  • Limited ability to open the mouth very wide
  • Jaws that get “stuck” or “locked” in the open or closed mouth position
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite
  • Swelling on the side of the face
  • Toothaches


There are several options for treating TMJ/TMD disorder, with surgery being the last resort option. We offer custom-fit night guards – or splints – that can help you stop grinding your teeth at night. We will create a night guard oral appliance specifically for you, so that it will fit comfortably and not prevent you from sleeping. By managing your Bruxism, we can lessen the symptoms of TMJ.

If you would like to learn more about our custom-fit night guards, call us today to set an appointment.

Stop Snoring Now!

Millions of people and their loved ones around them suffer from the adverse effects of snoring. If you snore, you are not getting the rest you should from your sleep. You may also be at risk for sleep apnea and other serious health disorders.

There are many different ways to stop snoring, many of which include painful, expensive surgeries, or other methods that are not safe.

Fortunately we can now treat your snoring with a dental Snore Guard appliance. These simple, low cost, pain free, proven treatments are effective the first night they’re used.

What are Snore Guard Appliances?

These small oral appliances are used only during sleep. They prevent the jaw and tongue from dropping back into the throat and closing off the air passage. Keeping the air-way open greatly reduces snoring.

Each appliance is designed to be custom-fitted to the individual. Fitting is quick and painless and only takes a few minutes. You can stop snoring at night!

If you would like to learn more about how to stop snoring, call us today to set an appointment.

Sleep apnea is the most common and the most dangerous sleep disorder. People who suffer from sleep apnea stop breathing dozens of times during sleep. This can be particularly severe and life threatening when there are more than twenty or thirty stoppages per hour. Because the heart is sensitive to oxygen levels in the blood, apnea is most dangerous in people with some form of heart disease.

There are three types of sleep apnea:

Central Sleep Apnea

  • Central sleep apnea is a rare form that is caused by a problem in the central nervous system. The respiratory center in the brain that is responsible for breathing fails.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

  • As its name implies, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway s obstructed. This is the most common type of sleep apnea and the most serious. Soft tissue in the palate, throat, or tongue may block the flow of air as a person struggles to breathe.

Mixed Sleep Apnea

  • Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive and central apnea. Researchers feel most sleep apnea is a mixed form, because a person with obstructive sleep apnea often has a tendency to breathe rapidly when recovering from an obstructive apnea event, thereby lowering the carbon dioxide level in the blood, which can trigger a central apneic event.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea symptoms include:

  • Waking up with sore or dry throat
  • Awakenings or insomnia
  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
  • Tiredness or lack of energy during the day
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep or continuous movement during sleep


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

CPAP breathing machines have long been the most common prescribed treatment for sleep apnea. However, recent studies have shown that less than 50% of the people who have CPAP machines actually use them. Those machines are not the most comfortable options for adults. A dentist can provide a more reasonable alternative – a custom fit oral appliance.

The oral appliances used to treat sleep apnea usually consist of custom made, removable upper and lower trays that fit over the patient’s teeth. There is a mechanism that attaches the upper and lower trays and holds the patients jaw forward while they sleep. Before bed, a person suffering from sleep apnea can simply attach the trays together overnight, and then remove them in the morning. By holding the jaw forward, the oral appliance holds the tongue forward and keeps the airway open, preventing it collapsing, which is what occurs in sleep apnea.

Contact us today to learn more about our Sleep Apnea Appliance Therapy.

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