Jo Ann Thiel, D.D.S.

The Facts About Thermo-Guard

If you play sports…
Estimates are that as many as 200,000 disfiguring injuries are prevented annually by the use of mouth guards while participating in sports. there are many over-the-counter guards available, but a custom-made appliance offers better protection. A Thermo-Guard mouth guard can be molded to the unique shape of your mouth, thereby providing protection where you need it. The mouthguard is less likely to be knocked out of your mouth, and you can talk with it in place because of the quality of fit.

If your jaw sometimes aches…
(Or you have earaches, headaches or a “popping” sound in your jaw…)


You may have a temporomandibular (TM) disorder, a problem with the hinge joints between your lower jaw and your skull. TM disorders can be progressive, with the symptoms worsening over time. Often the problem originates in the way your teeth come together; stress is placed on the TM joint when your bite permits the joint to overflex or move slightly sideways out of alignment. A Thermo-Guard night guard, worn at night or when problems appear, can often greatly reduce or stop the progression of this painful condition.

If you grind your teeth when you sleep…
Your dentist may recommend that you sleep with a night guard, or bruxism splint, to prevent wear to the enamel of your teeth. A Thermo-Guard appliance is easy to insert, comfortable to wear and very forgiving of slight changes that may occur in your mouth. You won’t be running to your dentist for minor adjustments.

Thermo-Guard appliances offer you:

  • Comfort
  • Ease of insertion
  • Shock protection
  • Hypoallergenicity
  • Improved retention
  • Integrity of fit

Ask us if a Thermo-Guard appliance is appropriate for you.