Dental Mouthguards

Home General Dentistry Services

Grinding your teeth is extremely common, and can also severely damage your tooth enamel. Grinding can lead to moderate or severe dental damage, disturbed sleep, and even jaw disorders like temporomandibular joint disorder. Our goal is to help you come up with a solution to nighttime teeth grinding before it has any significant impact on your smile and health.

We custom-craft our mouthguards to align perfectly with your teeth to allow for a minimally noticeable, pain-free guard that will fit you perfectly. Our dentists look forward to seeing you at our Heroes Dental office so we can discuss treatment options for teeth grinding and jaw pain. This will allow for a healthier smile, and better sleep, as well.

Problems That Can Be Relieved With Dental Mouthguards

Teeth Grinding

One of the biggest reasons why people wear night guards is to stop teeth grinding and the symptoms it causes.

Jaw Pain

Jaw pain, including pain caused by jaw disorders, may be worsened by teeth grinding, but a mouthguard can help.

Sleep Problems

Teeth grinding and clenching at night can seriously impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep.

What You Need To Know About Mouthguards for TMJ


Temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly referred to as TMJ disorder, is a jaw disorder associated with pain in the jaw and face. TMJ disorder can be caused by things like chronic teeth grinding and clenching, as well as other health issues like arthritis. Mouthguards are one of the primary treatment options for TMJ. A mouthguard for TMJ holds the jaw in such a position at night to prevent teeth grinding and to help relieve painful symptoms. Like other nightguards, TMJ mouthguards should be custom-made for the best results.

See the Benefits of a Heroes Dental Night Guard

Stop Teeth Grinding

Get Better Sleep

Stop Teeth Clenching

Relieve Jaw Pain

Reduce Dental Damage

Prevent Dental Issues

FAQs About Dental Night Guards

Does Insurance Cover Dental Night Guards?

The general rule for whether or not something will be covered by insurance is whether or not it’s been deemed medically necessary. In other words, if your dentist has determined that you’re in medical need of a nightguard, it may be covered by your insurance.

Are There Disadvantages to Dental Night Guards?

Some night guards can be uncomfortable, but getting your night guard custom-made from Heroes Dental should prevent any discomfort.

What Can I Expect From Using a Dental Night Guard?

A night guard that is well-fitted for your mouth shouldn’t cause any significant discomfort with sleep, but you may drool more than usual. It may also take some time to get used to having the night guard in your mouth.

Do Night Guards Move Teeth?

Again, a night guard that has been custom-made to fit your mouth should have no negative effects on your teeth. However, using a poorly-fitted mouthguard can result in teeth shifting.

How Do Mouthguards for TMJ Work?

Mouthguards for TMJ work by aligning the jaw, providing support to the TMJ, and protecting against the issues caused by teeth grinding. Guards help to reduce symptoms such as jaw pain and muscle tension by promoting a more stable and relaxed jaw posture. Consult with our team here at Heroes Dental to determine the most suitable type of mouthguard for individual needs.

If you’re struggling with nighttime teeth grinding or jaw pain, come see us at Heroes Dental in McAllen to learn if a night guard is right for you.

Request an Appointment for Your Smile!

Request an Appointment