Custom mouth guards from Polished Dentistry can be used as a solution for a variety of needs! Whether you need one to protect your teeth for sports or just want to cut back on grinding in your sleep, our office can provide high quality mouth guards that will be comfortable and personalized for you!
Night Grinding and Clenching
Some people grind or clench their teeth during sleep due to stress. It can also become a constant habit, which can be dangerous. If you are grinding your teeth long term, it can lead to serious damage for your teeth and jaw because it will eventually wear down the enamel of your teeth and cause tooth pain. On top of that, the amount of force used when you grind your teeth can lead to TMJ.
What Does A Night Guard Do?
A custom night guard can reposition the jaw and stop your teeth from grinding. The custom guard is made from a thinner, lighter material so they are comfortable and even allow you to talk easily while wearing it. Since everyone’s teeth are different, the guard is custom fit to your mouth and teeth. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then use the impression to create a mold for the night guard. Wearing the custom guard as regularly as possible will lead to the best results and improve the overall health of your teeth!
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you are playing sports that may result in a mouth injury, you should be wearing an athletic mouth guard. They protect your teeth from any impact that may happen during a game or event. While wearing any mouth guard is better than none, custom mouth guards are much more protective and will last longer than store bought guards.
It is also cost effective to be proactive and invest in a mouth guard. If you do experience a mouth injury, it will end up costing more in the future than a mouth guard will now.
Are Mouth Guards Right for You?
Custom athletic mouth guards can also be made for your specific needs; age, sport, or dental history are a few examples. Schedule an appointment to get fitted for a custom mouth guard today!