Mouthguards & Night Guards

We offer premium athletic mouthguards for top-notch teeth protection during practice and competition.
Our high-quality night guards keep your teeth safe from grinding and clenching while you sleep.

Protect Your Teeth

At Lafayette Dental in Lafayette, NJ, your oral health and safety are our priority. Our custom-fitted mouthguards and night guards are designed to offer superior protection and comfort, tailored specifically to your unique dental structure.

Custom-Fitted Mouthguards for Sports

Our custom-fitted sports mouthguards provide the best defense for athletes of all ages. Unlike over-the-counter options, our professional mouthguards ensure a snug fit, significantly reducing the risk of dental injuries and concussions. Whether playing contact sports or engaging in high-impact activity, our expertly crafted mouthguards offer unparalleled protection. Visit us today to learn how our custom mouthguards can keep your smile safe and healthy during all your athletic endeavors.

Custom Night Guards for Teeth Grinding

If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching at night, our custom night guards can provide the relief and protection you need. Our night guards are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth, preventing damage caused by bruxism. Wearing a custom-fitted night guard can reduce the risk of tooth wear, jaw pain, and other related issues. Experience better sleep and protect your dental health with our personalized night guards. Contact us today to learn how our custom solutions can enhance your comfort and well-being.

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  • What are the types of dental mouthguards?

    There are three types of mouthguards:

    1. Stock mouth protectors: These are inexpensive, come ready to wear, and can be found at most sporting goods stores. However, their fit cannot be adjusted; they tend to be bulky, making breathing and talking difficult. Additionally, these mouthguards provide minimal protection.
    2. Boil-and-bite mouth protectors tend to fit better than stock mouth protectors and can be purchased at most sporting goods stores. These mouthguards are placed in hot water to soften and then in the mouth to mold around the teeth.
    3. Custom-fitted mouthguards: These are individually designed and crafted in our dental office according to your dentist’s instructions. The process begins with your dentist taking an impression of your teeth, which is then used to create a custom mold for your mouthguard. This personalized approach ensures the highest protection and comfort, far superior to over-the-counter options. With a custom-fitted mouthguard, you can be confident that your teeth and mouth are well-protected during all athletic activities.
  • How do night guards help treat TMJ Disorder?

    Night guards help with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders by providing several benefits:

      1. Reducing Teeth Grinding and Clenching: Night guards act as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing excessive grinding (bruxism) and clenching that can exacerbate TMJ symptoms.
      2. Alleviating Jaw Strain: Night guards help alleviate strain and discomfort in the TMJ area by reducing the force and tension exerted on the jaw muscles and joints during sleep.
      3. Preventing Tooth Damage: Night guards protect teeth from wear and damage caused by grinding and clenching, which can contribute to TMJ pain.
      4. Promoting Proper Jaw Alignment: Custom-fitted night guards can help maintain the correct jaw alignment, reducing the risk of TMJ misalignment and associated pain.
      5. Decreasing Inflammation: Night guards can help reduce inflammation and allow the TMJ to heal by minimizing jaw movements and stress.

    Night guards are an effective, non-invasive treatment option to manage and relieve TMJ symptoms, improving your sleep and reducing pain and discomfort associated with the disorder.

  • Why are mouthguards important in sports?

    • Mouthguards distribute force over all of your teeth, preventing one or two teeth from bearing the brunt of the blow.
    • Mouthguards protect against soft tissue injuries and help prevent jaw and tooth fractures.
    • Custom-fitted mouthguards are not only essential for protecting teeth, but they also play a crucial role in reducing the risk of concussions. These mouthguards act as shock absorbers, cushioning the impact that might otherwise transmit force to the skull and brain. When a blow to the face or jaw occurs, the mouthguard helps distribute the force evenly, reducing the likelihood of a concussion.
    • A well-fitted mouthguard can help stabilize the head and neck, further mitigating the risk of traumatic brain injuries. By wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard, athletes can safeguard both their dental health and their overall well-being, ensuring a safer sporting experience.

Need a Mouth Guard?

If you have any questions about mouth guards or for a consultation—contact us today.

Lafayette Dental

50 Route 15
Lafayette, NJ 07848
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Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (2 per month)


(973) 579-7888

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Dental emergency?

Emergency treatment is available to our entire patient base, as well as 24-hour on-call service. Call us at (973) 579-7888.