Protect your smile - your teeth are priceless!
Protect your smile and help prevent concussions, neck injuries and dental and jaw joint trauma by wearing a professionally made sports guard while playing contact sports.
A single blow to the mouth or jaw can cause serious trauma that can be painful and expensive to treat. You can minimize the risk of this type of injury by using a sports guard when you take part in sports and other recreational activities.
Sports guards are custom made appliances that fit over your teeth and are designed to absorb shock. When worn during sports activities, sports guards help protect against injuries to the teeth and jaw joints and reduce shock from spreading to your cranium that may be connected to concussion.
Aside from shock absorption, sports guards can protect against chipped, broken or traumatized teeth that may otherwise require root canal treatment and further restoration and expense.
Do you grind your teeth? During the day? During your sleep? Grinding is also known as bruxism and can be a side effect of stress. Grinding your teeth can result in some consequences including:
wearing away of your tooth structure – especially the biting or chewing surface
breakdown of the ligaments that support your teeth
loss of jaw bone
soreness in jaw joints or facial muscles
If you suspect you are grinding your teeth, we can help to verify this. A sleep partner can tell you if you are grinding at night.
What is the solution? Try to determine the source of your stress. Be conscious of grinding your teeth during the day. And wear a night guard when you sleep. At DentalVille, we make custom fitted night guards or bruxism appliances to protect your teeth from the wearing forces of grinding. Call us today and find out about this preventive solution that can preserve your teeth!