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Mouth Guards/Occlusal guards

Protect your teeth from sports injuries or the effects of teeth grinding and clenching with a custom mouth guard.

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Safer Smiles

At Oconee Dental Associates, we offer high quality, custom occlusal guards and mouth guards in West Union, SC. Because the mouth guards are designed based on your unique smile, you’ll get the best possible fit, comfort and protection. Whether you’re an athlete or you grind your teeth, we can help you keep your smile safe.

Benefits of
Mouth Guards/Occlusal guards


Custom mouth guards use high quality materials and are made based on your individual teeth, bite and jaw for the ideal fit. They’re the most comfortable option.

Maximum Protection

How well a mouth guard protects your teeth depends on the quality and fit. Because of this, customized guards are the best choice.

Excellent Value

Custom guards are more durable, effective and longer lasting than store-bought varieties, and they’ll keep your teeth safe from expensive injuries and damage.

Types of Guards

A custom guard fits securely over an entire arch of teeth, typically the top teeth, and acts as a barrier. Depending on the kind of guard, it can cushion against teeth grinding or protect you from a blow to the face.

At our practice, we have:
Athletic Mouth Guards

Our custom athletic mouth guards will give you the best possible protection without impacting your breathing or performance. We’ll take dental impressions and the mouth guard will be carefully crafted to fit your teeth, bite and jaw. Wearing a mouth guard is a simple, proven way to protect the entire oral region. You should use a mouth guard during any sport or physical activity that could result in a facial or dental injury.

Occlusal Guards

Chronic teeth grinding and clenching, technically called bruxism, can cause extensive damage, especially if you do it unconsciously in your sleep. Our dentists can design a custom occlusal guard, also called a night guard, that slips over the teeth and gives you the ideal fit. A night guard doesn’t stop bruxism but it cushions against the damaging grinding forces to protect your teeth and prevent pain.

Why Should You Wear a Mouth Guard or an Occlusal Guard?

Unfortunately, only a handful of sports require players to wear a mouth guard even though dental injuries are extremely common. This essential piece of personal equipment should be worn during any high-impact sport or activity where you could sustain a blow to the face.

A custom athletic mouth guard reduces your risk of:

  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lip and tongue lesions
  • Jawbone fractures

As for occlusal guards, or night guards, these can also be incredibly important. Grinding your teeth at night can have a serious impact on your sleep and oral health.

A custom night guard will not only help you sleep more soundly, but it will also serve to blunt the grinding and clenching forces to prevent:

  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Jaw and TMJ pain
  • Headaches