Why Get a Mouthguard?
There are several reasons why you may want to get a mouthguard. One of the most popular reasons is to protect your teeth and mouth from harm during contact sports or active hobbies. Your teeth can easily be damaged by a wrong move, but a mouthguard can help keep your smile intact.
Another common reason for a mouthguard is bruxism, or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding or clenching can happen while you sleep and destroy your teeth and jaw. A night guard can be worn at night to protect your teeth from the effects of bruxism.
Signs of Bruxism
Common signs of teeth grinding include:
- A sore jaw
- Tooth damage
- Excessive tooth wear
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession
- Facial and/or neck pain
If you notice these signs, you may want to get checked for bruxism. Our experienced team can examine your smile to determine the issue and provide a custom mouthguard that protects your teeth.
How a Custom Mouthguard Helps
A custom mouthguard protects your teeth and mouth from harm. While there are one-size-fits-all mouthguards available, they are often less comfortable and don’t offer as much protection. A custom mouthguard is made especially for you, so it’ll fit perfectly over your teeth.
Your mouthguard will also be made specifically for your protection, so you’ll be able to confidently wear it. It’ll protect your smile so you can sleep comfortably or get your head in the game without worrying about your teeth.
Types of Mouthguards
A sports mouthguard is a sturdy guard to be used when you’re playing sports or participating in an activity that may cause damage to your teeth or mouth. Your mouthguard can prevent teeth from being chipped or knocked out, as well as damage to your lips and the soft tissue in your mouth.
A night guard is a comfortable protective measure for people who grind or clench their teeth while asleep. This condition, called bruxism, can destroy your smile and threaten the health of your teeth. The
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there are mouthguards available, but they’re not custom. These mouthguards are usually less comfortable and offer less protection than custom mouthguards. These one-size-fits-all mouthguards may be less expensive, but they’re also less effective than the mouthguard we can offer.
A mouthguard can help prevent the effects of bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can lead to tooth damage and affect your smile’s appearance, as well as lead to tooth decay and oral health issues. The mouthguard won’t stop you from grinding or clenching while asleep, but it’ll protect your teeth and mouth from damage.
No, your night guard will protect your teeth. In fact, if you have bruxism and don’t use a mouthguard at night, you can seriously damage your smile. Your night guard will be custom made for you, so it’ll fit perfectly and feel comfortable.
Protect Your Teeth With a Custom Mouthguard
A mouthguard can make a big difference and take some worry off your mind. To learn more about whether a mouthguard would benefit you, feel free to contact our office by calling (208) 733-9999 or by filling out our online contact form. We’ll be happy to talk with you about your mouthguard options.