Protect Your Teeth in Indiana
Our full-service St. John and Valparaiso dental offices provide comfortable mouthpieces for TMD sufferers, as well as adults and children active in sports. These devices help take the pressure off your jaw and protect your healthy teeth.
If you have children involved in sports – or you’re a weekend warrior yourself – Creating Smiles can craft custom designed mouthguards that will protect you and your children’s teeth during those high-octane activities.
Dr. Kapers has helped countless children and adults active in sports with his performance mouthguards.
We recommend that you wear mouthguards for contact sports such as football and hockey, but also for non-contact sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, etc. We can’t tell you how many patients we treat who have suffered damaged teeth or dislodged teeth due to a stray elbow or fall. We encourage you to plan for everything and be prepared.
Our performance mouthguards are custom fit to your mouth. You’ll not have to worry about boiling our mouthpieces to fit your bite. Athletic mouthguards not only protect your mouth, but they also improve your performance. By using the mouthguard to place your lower jaw in a balanced and relaxed position, we can increase your agility, speed, and strength.
Our custom mouthguards also allow you to breath naturally.
Patients who suffer TMD often clench or grind their teeth. This problem is known as bruxism. If you suffer from bruxism, you’ll likely experience extreme pain in your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, and teeth. The problems don’t stop with your jaw; TMJ patients often experience neck pain and uncontrollable headaches. If TMJ issues are left untreated, the headaches will persist, and you risk wearing down the enamel of your teeth.
Are you looking for treatment for bruxism or how to stop teeth grinding? Our office offers TMD splints that align your lower jaw to stop your grinding and clenching. These splints relax your jaw, which then releases pressure from your jaw joint. Some of our splints are designed to be worn at night, while others can be worn all the time. By wearing the splint, we relieve the pressure from your jaw and work to get rid of your TMJ issues.
If you’re experiencing jaw pains or need an athletic or mouthguard, call our St. John dental office at 219-322-9920 or the Valparaiso location at 219-462-1970. You can also use our online form to schedule an appointment.