Protective mouth guards are used by many athletes to protect their teeth from injury when playing contact sports. These devices are worn over the teeth to prevent issues such as tooth wear, oral injury and jaw problems. Their design provides outstanding comfort and protection, without interfering with the user’s normal speaking or breathing.
Athletes face a high risk of oral injury and structural damage that can be greatly reduced by wearing a mouth guard. Studies have also proven that wearing a mouth guard reduces an athlete’s risk of experiencing concussions and lacerations to the tongue, cheeks and lips.
In addition to standard mouth guards, Grandridge Dental also offers night guards for patients suffering from the unwanted habit of clenching and grinding their teeth while asleep, known as bruxism. If left untreated, bruxism can result in excessive wear and tear to a person’s teeth. This can cause tooth sensitivity, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. In most cases, these unpleasant symptoms can be eliminated by wearing a specially designed night guard while sleeping.
If you would like to learn more about mouth guards and how they can help prevent injury or damage to your teeth, please call us at (509) 737-1800 to schedule an appointment.