Mouth Guards for Children and Adults
Often, we have patients coming to us looking for solutions to toothaches, jaw pain, and pain in the facial muscles. Many times, these patients are suffering from a condition called bruxism and they may not even be aware of it. Bruxism refers to the grinding and clenching of teeth, especially at night. Stress has been identified as the main cause of this problem.
We also see a lot of cases of injury and trauma to the teeth caused while playing contact sports such as rugby, wrestling, American football etc. Often, such injuries require extensive dental repair.
One way to prevent dental injuries while playing sports and to protect the teeth from the effects of bruxism is to wear a dental mouth guard. The office of Joseph F. DeSantis and Associates LLC offers high quality dental mouth guards and night guards that are made using impressions of your teeth to offer maximum protection and comfort.
Mouth Guards for Athletics
Children and adults who play sports and live an active lifestyle need added protection for their teeth and facial structures as they are at a higher risk of getting injured. Sports guards can protect the teeth and cushion the impact of a blow to the jaw, prevent damage, knocked out teeth and the need for extensive dental repair work. Though a lot of over the counter mouth guard products are available, it has been found that sports guards that have been custom created for you in a dental office by taking impressions and molds of your teeth offer the best protection.
Night Guards for Bruxism
Most patients who suffer from bruxism don’t even realize they have it. The damage is visible in the form of worn teeth, headaches, jaw pain, and can be diagnosed during your regular dental checkup. Wearing a custom dental night guard while sleeping can prevent the forces created by chronic grinding from affecting the teeth.
For more information, please call our office at 610-601-5547.