MOUTH GUARDS AND NIGHT GUARDS
Dental mouth guards offer increased protection to the teeth against injury and impact while playing contact sports. They can also be worn at night to protect the teeth against damage caused by bruxism or nigh grinding. Our practice in Fort Mill SC offers custom dental mouth guards that are made of high-quality, lightweight material and fit your teeth comfortably and perfectly.
The use of mouth guards reduces the risk of broken teeth and injury. A mouth guard is an important piece of athletic gear that should be considered a part of standard sports equipment from an early age. The types of dental injuries that can possibly occur without the use of a mouth guard are :
- fractured crowns or bridgework
- fractured jaws
- chipped or broken teeth
- lip and cheek injuries
Anyone who is engaged in sports or extreme physical activities just like athletes may be at risk for oral injury and can avoid it with the use of a custom dental mouth guard.
Night guards are recommended for people who are suffering from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism is the medical term for clenching or grinding of one’s teeth. This tendency can cause the teeth to flatten and if not controlled or stopped, it will cause temperature sensitivity. It can also result in migraine headaches and pain in the other areas of the body such as the shoulders and back. Night guards are best used to reduce painful symptoms and achieve relief.
All the mouth guards at our practice are custom fabricated according to the shape and size of your teeth and jaw. For more information on mouth guards and night guards, call us at (803) 306-7567, or visit 936 Market Street, Suite 201, Fort Mill, SC 29708.