So mouth guards are something that we do a decent amount of where we’re talking to patients about stressors in life, things that are going to cause them to clench and grind their teeth. No, that’s one thing that we talk with patients it seems like on a daily basis about, “Hey, what’s going on in your life? What may be causing you to wear down those teeth, to stress, to clench?” Definitely, I do that myself. So I have to combat that. So there’s, we have different options as far as what can be used to combat that, whether it be moving the teeth in the right position. So they don’t tend to hit in the wrong direction or at the wrong angle, which is a huge deal. Or we were able to just put a simple guard in there and allow the patient to wear that at night and not necessarily fix it that way, but at least to control it from getting worse.
Prevent Dental Damage With a Custom Mouthguard
At Legacy Hill Dentistry, our smile care goes well beyond just routine checkups. We want to help you prevent problems with your teeth and keep your smile intact for years to come. That’s why we offer custom mouthguards professionally made by our lab partner. You can count on the highest quality mouthguard when you obtain one through us. It will fit better, provide more protection, and last longer than a store-bought mouthguard. You also won’t need a frustrating boil-and-bite session before you wear it.
We provide two types of mouthguards:
- Athletic Mouthguard – The American Dental Association says that athletes who don’t wear mouth protection are 60 times more likely to experience a dental injury than those who do. If you play any kind of contact sport or one with a flying ball, puck, or disc, you need to invest in a mouthguard to help you avoid an injury that could put you on the sidelines.
- Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Mouthguard – Many people grind their teeth in their sleep without any awareness of it. Over time, bruxism can damage your tooth enamel and lead to an increased risk of cavities and tooth sensitivity. A professional mouthguard will prevent bruxism and help you enjoy optimal oral health.