Here at Hermitage Dental Group, your oral health is our top priority which is why we want to help you ensure that your teeth and mouth get the proper care and protection they deserve. There are many factors that can possibly cause damage or injury to your teeth, and here we offer the best solutions for these concerns.
What is a mouth guard?
Mouth guards are protectors worn in order to reduce the risk of broken teeth as well as injuries to your face, lips, tongue and jaw. They are an effective way to protect the soft tissues in your mouth and your cheek lining, because they cover your upper teeth.
A mouth guard is a very important piece of equipment and is very useful when it comes to providing protection for your mouth. It is highly recommended for people who are actively involved in contact sports or even individual or recreational sports. Being actively engaged in sports can put you at risk of many types of dental injuries including fractured crowns, lip and cheek injuries, concussions, fractured jaws and many others. These injuries can be prevented when you use mouth guards.
Our office offers custom dental mouth guards that are made specifically for you after taking a mold of your teeth. These are lighter, more comfortable and offer more protection than their over-the-counter alternatives.
What is a night guard?
A night guard is an appliance recommended for patients who suffer from a condition called Bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that occurs when a person unknowingly grinds and clenches their teeth during sleep. This is one of the major reasons for teeth damage and problems. If this condition is left untreated, it can result in the flattening of the tips of your teeth and could even lead to sensitivity in the teeth. It can also cause migraine headaches and pain in the other parts of your body including your shoulders and back.
A custom night guard from our office will help you protect your teeth from the effects of bruxism. Since your night guard is made specifically for you, it will be extremely comfortable and will not interfere with your sleep.
For more information on night guards and mouth guards, call our practice at (615) 241-6461.