Mouthguards are generally fabricated to prevent someone from grinding and wearing their teeth. There's also athletic mouthguards, which is a total different thing. A lot of people clench their teeth and grind them at night, so we make mouthguards that insert in your mouth. One of two things happen is you grind the mouthguard instead of your teeth, or your brain gets a signal, 'Hey, there's something in there, let's just not grind at all.' Brux guards is the technical term for what we do, trying to make them so that they're comfortable and not bulky so you can fall asleep with this thing in your mouth.
Most mouthguards fit in the palm of your hand. But for something so small, they do a great deal of good. Our Crown Point, IN dentists — Dr. Mark Van Buskirk and Dr. Michael Krischke can fit you for custom mouthguards that:
- Protect your teeth during athletic activities
- Prevent you from grinding your teeth (bruxism), which can cause jaw pain and headaches as well as damage your teeth
- Help you get a better night’s rest by keeping your airway open while you sleep
Call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422 to schedule your fitting for a custom mouthguard. We can take impressions of your teeth and fit you for a mouthguard in just 10 minutes!
A Unique Mouthguard for Your Unique Smile
Whether you want to stop snoring at night or protect your teeth from off-the-mark throws during sports, you can buy mouthguards at retail stores. Many are placed in boiling water before wearing in an effort to mold them into your mouth. But “boil and bite” mouthguards simply don’t fit as well as a mouthguard made especially for you, using our careful measurements of your mouth. If a mouthguard doesn’t fit well, chances are you won’t even wear it.
In addition to a custom fit, our dentists’ expertise ensures you’ll get the mouthguard with the appropriate functionality for your situation. For example, we use the TAP 3 anti-snoring guard to make it easier for you to breathe – and sleep without snoring – at night. Our dentists adjust it so you get a comfortable fit that positions your jaw in a way that prevents your tongue or soft tissue in your throat from blocking your airway while you sleep.
We back our mouthguards with our knowledge. Unlike an over-the-counter mouthguard, our dentists can adjust your fit as needed and troubleshoot any problems that may need to be remedied. Your mouthguard will work better if you use it properly, and we’re happy to help ensure that you do.
Our dentists are two of the trusted dentists in Crown Point, IN since Dr. Mark Van Buskirk finished his degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, while Dr. Michael Krischke earned his DDS from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.