Athletes who play contact sports face a risk of oral injury that can be significantly reduced by wearing a protective mouth guard. These ingenious devices are designed for athletes of any skill level, and they can mean the difference between being sidelined with a serious injury and getting right back into the game. Our mouth guards feel very comfortable, and they are designed to not interfere with the user’s speaking or breathing in any way.
According to various studies, athletes who use protective mouth guards are less likely to experience injury when they take a direct impact to the mouth. They are also helpful in preventing excessive tooth wear and serious jaw problems from occurring. Mouth guards are used by athletes of all ages, and our custom-made devices will be sure to fit any mouth properly.
Not every type of mouth guard is used for athletic purposes. Our practice also offers night guards that are specifically designed to prevent dental damage caused by bruxism, a condition that causes a person to unknowingly clench and grind their teeth while asleep. If the teeth are left unprotected, bruxism can result in excessive tooth wear, tooth chips and fractures, jaw discomfort and severe headaches and migraines. By simply wearing a night guard while asleep, these unpleasant symptoms can be significantly reduced or even eliminated.
If you would like to learn more about athletic mouth guards or night guards and how they can be used to protect your teeth, please call us at (201) 338-5138 to schedule an appointment.