Everyone knows how important it is to brush and floss daily, but do you know how important it is to protect your teeth? At Village Family Dentist in Granville, we often see patients with chips, cracks and other damage that could have been prevented with a custom mouth guard. We are proud to offer both custom night guards and sports mouthguards depending upon your needs.
For patients that partake in athletic activities, we always recommend wearing a mouthguard. These customized mouthguards can help protect your teeth, lips, tongue and even jaw from traumatic injuries often associated with sports. It is placed over your upper teeth but protects the bottom teeth and jaw as well.
Neglecting to wear a mouthguard while participating in athletic activities can result in a traumatic dental injury ranging from chips and cracks to the loss of teeth. In the event this occurs, more costly and invasive treatments may be necessary.
At our Granville dental office, we often see patients that have chips, cracks and other damage to their teeth due to grinding and clenching. A custom night mouth guard can help prevent the damage and pain associated with clenching, TMJ and even bruxism (teeth grinding). They are worn only when you sleep and are custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably.
Patients with chronic nighttime clenching/grinding that do not wear a protective night guard may end up with chips, cracks, cavities and even missing teeth. This can result in a patient needing fillings, crowns and even dentures down the road.
The best treatment is prevention; if you’re in need of a protective mouth sports guard or night guard, book an appointment with our office today!