4 Types of Dental Mouthguards
You don’t just protect your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. Sometimes a few extra protective measures need to be taken to safeguard your smile. Mouthguards, in particular, provide great protection if your teeth need covering. The type of mouthguard you need depends on what you need to protect against however. Here’s what you need to know:
Teeth clenching & grinding (also known as Bruxism) can give way to many painful side effects like headaches, chipped teeth, soreness, TMJ problems and more. An easy solution to curb your teeth grinding habit is to wear a bite splint. This creates a small space between your upper and lower teeth to prevent your jaws from touching. This splint will prevent your teeth from wearing out and straining your muscles.
If you play sports, you probably know the implications of rough activities very well. A custom-fitted athletic guard can prevent you from chipping a tooth and might even be the reason you avoid a concussion. This is made out of a thicker material in order to absorb the hit from any fall or injury.
We also have sleep guards available to aid individuals who suffer from sleep apnoea or snoring. You can contact our dentists at Studfield Dental Group to find out more about our types of sleep guards.
Over-the-counter mouthguards are usually one-size-fits-all and the most budgeted option available. On the downside, however, these aren’t custom-fitted to your smile and may be uncomfortable or fall out easily.
At Studfield Dental Group, we can create a perfectly fitted mouthguard ready for you in a matter of a few days to a week. For high quality mouthguards guaranteed to protect your smile, schedule your appointment today.