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Can A Mouthguard Really Protect Your Teeth?

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If you play contact sports or grind your teeth in your sleep, a condition called bruxism, you can protect your teeth and prevent potential injury or tooth loss using mouthguards. We, at High Street Dentistry, believe your teeth should last a lifetime and are here to fit you with custom night and sports guards to help protect your smile.

 

What Are Night Guards?

Night guards are dental appliances used during sleep to protect teeth from damage due to bruxism, a condition characterized by habitual grinding and clenching of teeth during sleep. Bruxism can result in tooth wear, pain, and sensitivity. You may wake up with a headache or may have jaw, face, or neck pain. Bruxism has also been shown to cause a painful condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Your custom-fit night guard is designed to absorb the grinding and clenching forces during your sleep. You will enjoy restful sleep and will wake up without headaches or jaw pain. You will help protect your teeth and jaws from any potential damage.

 

What Are Sports Mouthguards?

Sports mouthguards are oral appliances used by athletes to protect their teeth from damage due to accidental blows to the face. They help reduce the risks of broken teeth or sustaining injuries to the lips, gums, and tongue. Sports mouthguards are made of a material designed to absorb the force of a sudden impact, cushioning blows and also preventing accidental biting of the tongue or soft tissue.

 

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Visit us at High Street Dentistry to learn more about our custom made night guards and sports guards and how they can protect your teeth. While there are many types of mouthguards available for purchase over-the-counter, nothing offers the protection afforded by our custom-made oral appliances. We are all about helping you keep your teeth safe and healthy for a lifetime. Call us today!