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Call us at: 505.994.1700
Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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"Thank you for all your consideration and time to help our son. Even when the hospital messed up his prescription, you came through for us and faxed a copy! We sure appreciate all of your efforts!"

- The B. Family
"I appreciate you taking me back as a patient. You do top notch work and everyone is extremely helpful. Making the drive across town is difficult but worth it. Thanks again!"

- Kim A.
"Thank you so very much for giving back my self confidence and my true smile. You are such a great dentist and a wonderful person. From the bottom of my heart, your service is highly appreciated!"

- Jocelyn
"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule. You were such a sweet heart about the
whole thing."

- Gina
"This is just a small token of appreciation for all you have done for us and our little family. We can't thank you enough for the care and compassion you have shown all of us! You have always gone above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful. Thanks for everything!"

- Kenton and Marina
"Thank you for giving me a gorgeous smile. It has really boosted my confidence and helped me to feel better about my smile! You're amazing and your staff is so wonderful. The results are just fabulous.
Thank you and Bless you!"

- Katrina L.

"Coming in not only as a new patient, but a new patient in quite a bit of pain needing an extraction. I was beside myself with anxiety and pain. Dr. Fife and his whole staff were so nice and calming and got me in right away to have my procedure without anxiety. I plan on continuing to have my dental issues addressed with Dr. Fife’s office and have a happier, healthier and stress free mouth!"


Dental Mouth Guards for
Teeth Grinding & Sports

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Enamel may be the hardest substance in the human body, but it can still be damaged by excessive pressure. Once enamel is compromised, it is easy for bacteria to set in and cause tooth decay. Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM offers custom-made mouth guards to protect the enamel of athletes and teeth grinders alike.

For a custom-fit mouth guard click here or call 505.994.1700!

Teeth Grinding/Bruxism Symptoms

The most common reason people need protective mouth guards is for bruxism, but many people are not even aware that they clench or grind their teeth. Symptoms that may indicate unconscious grinding include:

  • Morning headaches
  • Upper back and neck pain
  • Sore jaw muscles

A history of needing dental crowns to repair broken teeth may also be an indicator that you clench or grind unconsciously.

How Protective Mouth Guards Work

Protective mouth guards are molded to fit your teeth. The plastic material creates a barrier between enameled surfaces and absorbs and distributes the pressure of grinding and clenching. In addition to providing protection from teeth grinding, mouth guards also protect athletes’ teeth from forceful collisions common in contact sports like football, soccer, basketball, rugby, lacrosse and wrestling.

In order to be effective, protective mouth guards must be worn consistently at night or during sports. Many over-the-counter mouth guards are minimally customizable, and the poor fit discourages regular wear. Fife Dental Care provides protective mouth guards customized to fit your teeth and bite, giving you the most comfortable fit.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and get fitted for a protective mouth guard.