Protect Your Smile
Do you grind your teeth while you sleep or participate in high-contact sports? If so, Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry recommends a mouth guard to protect your smile from potential damage.
What Are Mouth Guards?
Mouth guards are dental devices you can wear to protect your teeth from damage during physical activity or sleep. They are typically made of soft, pliable materials that Dr. Bob custom-fits to your mouth to ensure a comfortable, snug fit and optimal protection.
Mouth guards address two main health issues:
If you play sports in Tipton County, mouth guards are a sports staple protecting teeth from impact injuries.
This includes contact sports such as football, hockey, and boxing, as well as non-contact sports like basketball and gymnastics. Athletes can significantly reduce their risk of dental injuries by wearing a mouth guard.
Teeth grinding — also known as bruxism — is a condition that causes involuntarily clenching or grinding of the teeth, often while sleeping. This can cause significant damage to the teeth, headaches, and jaw pain. Night guards can protect your teeth from damage caused by bruxism.
Types of Mouth Guards
Boil-and-Bite Mouth Guards
These mouth guards are made from a thermoplastic material that softens in hot water. You insert the softened mouth guard and bite down to shape it around your teeth.
Boil-and-bite mouth guards offer a better fit than stock mouth guards and are available at sporting goods stores.
Custom-Made Mouth Guards
Dr. Bob designs custom mouth guards to give you the best fit and better protection.
Your mouth guard will fit snugly over your smile and protect your teeth from anything that comes your way. Customized mouth guards from our Covington office are more expensive but offer the highest level of safety.
Sports guards protect the teeth during physical activity. They are typically made of a thicker, more durable material than night guards to withstand impact. Dr. Bob can customize the fit to your mouth, and you can wear them with or without braces.
Night guards are worn while sleeping to protect the teeth from damage caused by bruxism. They are made of a softer material than sports guards and are comfortable for extended wear.
Stock Mouth Guards
Stock guards are pre-formed and come in standard sizes. They are generally inexpensive but provide the least protection and may not fit properly, making them uncomfortable to wear.
The Benefits of Mouth Guards
Mouth guards offer several benefits, including:
Protection from Dental Injuries
Mouth guards can significantly reduce the risk of dental injuries, including broken or knocked-out teeth.
Preventing Tooth Wear
Mouth guards can help prevent tooth wear caused by bruxism, which leads to tooth sensitivity and pain.
Improved Sleep Quality
By wearing a night guard, you'll sleep better by reducing teeth grinding and associated discomfort.
Better Athletic Performance
Wearing a sports guard during physical activity helps you feel confident and secure in the safety of your smile.
Keep Your Smile in Shape
If you grind your teeth or participate in contact sports, a mouth guard is the best way to protect your smile. Dr. Bob Dalsania can evaluate your needs and recommend the best type of mouth guard for your situation.
Don't wait until it's too late—contact Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Covington today to schedule a consultation and get the protection you need.