When you’re in the middle of a hard-hitting game, you want all the protection you can get. Wearing a protective mouth guard can mean the difference between being sidelined with a serious oral injury and getting right back into the action after you take a heavy blow. We know how important it is to protect your teeth from damage, and that is why we recommend mouth guards for all our patients who play contact sports.
A mouth guard is worn over the teeth as a way of preventing damage to a person’s oral structures when they receive an impact to the mouth. Mouth guards feature a lightweight design that provides outstanding protection and comfort, without interfering with the wearer’s normal speaking or breathing. Our practice offers custom-made mouth guards that are suitable for both children and adults.
Mouth guards are used by athletes who are involved in sports or activities that present the potential for hard hits that can cause serious damage to a person’s mouth and oral structures. By wearing a mouth guard, the risks of experiencing a serious oral injury are reduced substantially. Mouth guards have also been shown to reduce the likelihood of an athlete suffering a concussion or lacerations to their tongue, cheeks and lips.
In addition to standard mouth guards for athletics, we also offer night guards that are designed for use while sleeping. Night guards are most commonly used by patients suffering from bruxism, a condition in which a person uncontrollably clenches and grinds their teeth while sleeping. If bruxism is not addressed, it can result in excessive wear and tear on a person’s teeth, noticeable jaw discomfort, intense headaches and serious tooth fractures. By wearing a night guard while sleeping, these symptoms can be greatly reduced and even eliminated.
If you would like to receive more information about mouth guards or night guards, please call us at 305-548-8712 to schedule an appointment.