Whether you’re an athlete or someone who wants to prevent themselves from grinding their teeth, the best way to protect your teeth from damage or injury is a mouth guard.
Mouth guards are a removable piece of equipment that patients can wear on the top row of their teeth, and are also safe to wear at night to prevent grinding (whether it’s children or adults). Mouth guards are an especially important piece of equipment for those who play/participate in football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, wrestling, gymnastics, or any other sport where a blow to the face is possible. They have been proven to reduce the risk of concussion and can help protect against potential injury to the teeth, gums, or lips.
While there are plenty of over-the-counter options, most of what you’ll find are not designed with performance or comfort in mind and are not as durable. Our dental professionals can provide you with a customized mouth guard that will be designed with three things in mind: protection, comfort, and performance.
Still not sure if you need a mouth guard? Feel free to contact us at 615-257-0772 to schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals.