Injuries to the mouth while playing sports can harm your teeth, lips, tongue, and cheeks. A mouth guard is recommended to protect your teeth and smile. There are three types of mouth guards: stock, boil-n-bite, and custom made. Dentist recommend the custom made mouth guard because it confirms to your teeth specifically and it can be adjusted to your bite. An impression is taken of your upper and lower teeth, it is sent to the lab for fabrication, then you return to our office for delivery and adjustment.
Clenching and grinding your teeth can cause wearing and cracking of the teeth, and jaw discomfort. Patients will grind their teeth occasionally, but when it happens on a regular basis, it is called bruxism. There is no cure for bruxism, but it can be managed through treatment. One of those treatments is to have a biteguard made. A biteguard is recommended to protect your teeth from the force that is inflicted from clenching and grinding. It also protects your jaw and helps treat or prevent muscles tenderness and pain associated with parafunctional habits. An impression is taken of your upper and lower teeth, it is sent to the lab for fabrication, then you return to our office for delivery and adjustment.