Protecting your teeth is important, especially when participating in certain activities or dealing with certain conditions. Doing so can be achieved using nightguards or mouthguards, available in our practice. At Huntington Dental Excellence, we are committed to helping patients protect their smiles from problems such as:
- Bruxism (clenching and grinding)
- TMJ/TMD disorders
Should I wear a nightguard for bruxism?
Bruxism is a condition that can cause patients to clench and grind their teeth at night while they are sleeping. It is not done consciously but instead subconsciously. Because of this, patients don’t have control over it and may find themselves with damaged natural teeth or dental restorations. When patients ask for a custom mouthguard for grinding teeth, they will be provided with a restoration created with the care and experience of our dentists at Huntington Dental Excellence. These mouthguards fit precisely over the teeth in the dental arch to provide a comfortable cushion against damage to the natural teeth or dental repairs such as veneers or crowns.
What about sports?
A custom mouthguard is also recommended for patients involved in high-impact sports that can increase their risk of damage to the mouth. That can cause chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth. By wearing a mouthguard provided by our dental team, you can take a proactive approach to protect the smile from damage during these activities. Patients will find that wearing their mouthguard when participating in sports can significantly reduce their risk of experiencing irreversible damage or problems from mouth injuries and trauma.