At Ellenton Family Dental, it is one of our top priorities to help you maintain your dental health and to help protect your teeth from damage. Custom-made dental mouth guards offered at our practice can help protect your teeth from a variety of risks.
A dental mouth guard is an indispensable piece of equipment that protects your teeth against injury and damage. Custom dental mouth guards that are created by taking impressions of your teeth are much more effective than their over-the-counter alternatives. A custom-made mouth guard fits over your teeth perfectly and does not interfere with your speech and breathing, making it more comfortable and easier to wear.
Uses of a dental mouth guard or night guard:
To protect the teeth from injury while playing sports
So many of us lead an active lifestyle which involves participating in various types of sports and activities. A custom-made dental mouth guard can be worn over the teeth during activities to protect the teeth, mouth and jaw from injury caused by impact.
To counter the effects of bruxism
Bruxism is the habit of clenching and grinding the teeth, especially at night. This can cause migraine-like headaches, pain in the jaw and facial muscles, stiffness in the shoulders, earache, disrupted sleep, inflammation and recession of the gums, increased tooth mobility and more. In the long term, the problem of bruxism can cause disorders of the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and can even lead to teeth fractures. A custom-made dental night guard created just for you can be easily worn over the teeth at night. A night guard prevents the teeth in the upper and lower jaw from rubbing against each other, thereby preventing damage and pain.