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What is a Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards are protective devices worn over the teeth to prevent injury during sports activities, reduce damage from teeth grinding (bruxism), and protect dental work such as braces. They are made from durable materials designed to absorb and distribute the force of impacts, safeguarding the teeth, gums, and jaw. At Rocky Hills Dentistry in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, Dr. Bhumika Patel offers custom-fitted mouth guards tailored to the specific needs of each patient, ensuring optimal comfort and protection.

How Rocky Hill Family Dentistry can help

Using mouth guards offers numerous benefits, making them an essential part of dental health for various activities and conditions. Here are some key advantages:

Protection During Sports: One of the primary benefits of mouth guards is protecting athletes from dental injuries. Whether you are involved in contact sports like football, hockey, or non-contact sports like gymnastics or skateboarding, a mouth guard can prevent broken teeth, lip lacerations, and jaw injuries. By wearing a mouth guard, you significantly reduce the risk of costly and painful dental emergencies.

Prevention of Teeth Grinding Damage: Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a common condition that can cause significant damage to your teeth and jaw over time. Mouth guards worn at night can protect against the wear and tear caused by grinding, preventing tooth fractures, enamel erosion, and jaw pain. This is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from chronic grinding, ensuring long-term oral health.

Protection for Orthodontic Patients: For patients with braces or other orthodontic appliances, mouth guards offer an added layer of protection. They prevent braces from causing cuts and injuries to the inner cheeks and lips during sports or other activities. Additionally, they protect the orthodontic work itself from being damaged, which can save time and money on repairs.

Improved Sleep Quality: For individuals who grind their teeth at night, using a mouth guard can lead to improved sleep quality. By reducing the discomfort and pain associated with bruxism, mouth guards help you sleep more peacefully, leading to better overall health and well-being.

Cost-Effective Prevention: Investing in a custom-fitted mouth guard can save money in the long run by preventing costly dental repairs and treatments. Protecting your teeth and gums from injury and damage reduces the need for extensive dental work, making mouth guards a cost-effective preventive measure.

Enhanced Comfort and Fit: Custom-fitted mouth guards, like those provided by Dr. Bhumika Patel, are tailored to fit your mouth perfectly. This ensures maximum comfort and effectiveness, as opposed to over-the-counter options that may not fit properly. A well-fitted mouth guard stays in place and provides optimal protection without interfering with breathing or speaking.

Peace of Mind: Knowing that your teeth and mouth are protected gives you peace of mind, whether you are playing sports, sleeping, or undergoing orthodontic treatment. This confidence allows you to focus on your activities without worrying about potential dental injuries or damage.

At Rocky Hills Dentistry, Dr. Bhumika Patel is committed to providing high-quality mouth guards that meet the unique needs of each patient. If you or a family member needs a mouth guard for sports, bruxism, or orthodontic protection, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel to enjoy the numerous benefits of this essential dental device.

Mouth Guards in Rocky Hill, New Jersey - Rocky Hill Family Dentistry

Mouth Guards in Rocky Hill, New Jersey


Protective devices worn over the teeth to prevent dental injuries, such as during sports activities or teeth grinding (bruxism).

Clear Aligner Therapy

Transparent trays straighten teeth discreetly.

Dental Exam

Comprehensive assessment of oral health.

Night Guards

Custom-fitted guards to prevent teeth grinding.

Oral Cancer Screening

Examination for early detection of oral cancer.

Orthodontics, Growth & Development

Early assessment, growth monitoring, personalized orthodontic care.


Custom devices to maintain tooth alignment.

Sleep Apnea and Airway Health

Comprehensive care for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Therapies for jaw joint dysfunction.

Teeth Cleaning (Deep)

Thorough cleaning to address gum disease.

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Routine cleaning for oral hygiene.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Restoring decayed teeth with filling material.

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