Do you have an active child at home? Kids love playing and activity, but it’s important to protect their teeth from injury. A dental emergency can occur during sports, time on the playground, or just running around outside, which is why you should consider getting them one of our custom-made mouthguards. In addition to these personalized athletic mouthguards, we also custom make nightguards as part of our preventive dentistry services to protect our patients’ teeth while they sleep. Both forms of protection are more effective and longer lasting than those that can be bought in store. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of mouthguards in Lake Highlands.
If you have a son or daughter at home that plays sports, our athletic mouthguards are a must. It’s important to understand that dental injuries can occur in noncontact sports in addition to activities like hockey and football. In fact, some studies show that almost half of the dental injuries that occur in high school sports come from basketball and baseball. After taking an impression of your child’s smile, we can create a mouthguard that fits seamlessly around each tooth for maximum protection. Additionally, our oral appliances decrease the amount of concussion that occurs with force to the head or mouth.
Do you suffer from nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism)? While it can be hard to tell because it occurs during sleep, some common symptoms include, teeth that look worn down, headaches in the morning, jaw pain, and more. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to tooth sensitivity, permanent damage, bite problems, and jaw dysfunction. Thankfully, your dentist in Lake Highlands offers a solution: customized night guards. These oral appliances are comfortable to wear at night and easy to clean. But, more importantly, they protect your teeth from grinding and clenching.
Wearing any mouthguard is better than none at all, but our oral appliances come with unique advantages that you can’t get with store-bought products. These benefits include:
Now that you know more about our options for oral appliances, are you ready to protect you and your family’s teeth? Contact our office today to get started!