Mouthguard Auburn MA
Protecting your jaw and teeth are important, whether you are sleeping, participating in sports, or just going about your day. At D.A. Dental we can create a custom-fitted mouth guard for you based on your needs.
What is a Mouthguard?
Mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth from trauma that can occur during a physical activity. Due to the increased risk of collision with another person or object during sports, it can cause you to damage a tooth or your mouth. Therefore, it is important to understand why mouthguards are worthwhile based on the type of trauma that can occur.
Why You May Need a Sports Mouthguard
Some of the major types of tooth damage that occurs due to sports activities are a fractured tooth, avulsions, and luxations. Fractures are cracks or chips on a tooth. They can exist on the surface or extend down into the roots of the teeth. Avulsions occur when any teeth get knocked out, root and all. Finally, luxations are forced malalignments that leave a dislocated tooth.
In order to prevent these types of traumas to the mouth, sports guards are highly recommended. Typically covering the upper set of teeth, mouthguards are important because they mitigate the risk of damage that would otherwise be costly.
Why You May Need a Night Guard
If you notice that your jaw is in pain, uncomfortable and even have headaches this might mean that you have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition characterized by teeth clenching and grinding. Because it is activated unconsciously, you might grind and clench your teeth unwittingly.
There are two types of bruxism: awake bruxism and sleep bruxism. Awake bruxism occurs when you clench or grind your teeth when awake, and sleep bruxism occurs when you grind your teeth while sleeping. Because of the severity of the symptoms, you should use a night guard to avoid teeth grinding while sleeping. To prevent issues caused by teeth grinding, such as broken and chipped teeth, medical intervention is required to address the disease. At our practice, night guards are one of the most successful therapy measures. We have many years of expertise in delivering patient relief from bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Wearing a night guard as you sleep will protect surfaces from biting on each other and grinding on each other. As a result, your teeth will not be in contact, reducing the possibility of breaking your teeth, which is one of the repercussions of teeth grinding. So you may sleep well knowing that the chances of clenching and grinding your teeth are minimal. As a result, headaches and jaw discomfort will fade with time. If you grind your teeth while awake, our dentist may recommend that you get a mouth guard to wear throughout the day.
Custom Fitted Mouthguards Are Best
While you can purchase ready made or boil and bite mouthguards at the grocery store, they often are bulky and don't fit properly. A personalized mouth guard will give you the best protection for your mouth.
Book An Appointment Today
Protecting your jaw and teeth is important. To get a custom-fitted mouthguard for yourself or your child, give D.A. Dental a call at (774) 374-8295 to schedule an appointment and we can get started on creating a mouthguard specific for you.