Protecting your teeth from injury and damage is a vital aspect of maintaining your dental health. At Edison Park Smiles, we offer custom dental mouth guards that offer increased protection against injury from impact while playing sports and from the side effects of clenching and grinding one’s teeth.
Custom Dental Mouth Guards made in our office are a much better alternative to over the counter and boil-and-bite variants. This is because they are made exactly for you by taking several measurements and impressions of your teeth and are created in a dental laboratory using high quality, light-weight material. As a result, they are comfortable to wear and do not interfere with your speech, breathing and sleeping while you are wearing them.
We use digital X-Rays instead of traditional X-Rays as they use up to 80% lesser radiation, thereby allowing us to protect our patients’ health. Digital X-Rays are also environment-friendly as the images can be created without using any harsh chemicals. They give instant results as the images can be viewed on a digital screen and there is no need to wait for the film to develop.
Uses of Mouth Guards
- To protect the teeth while playing sports The teeth are prone to injury while playing contact sports such as boxing and during activities such as skating, gymnastics, etc. A custom dental mouth guard that fits well helps in cushioning the blow to the face and minimizes the risk of damage and injury to the face, jaw, lips, tongue and teeth.
- To counter the effects of Bruxism Some people have the habit of clenching and grinding their teeth, especially at night. This is medically known as bruxism. Some common signs of the occurrence of this problem are pain or tenderness in the jaw, waking up with a headache, grinding sounds at night which can be noticed by the person sleeping next to you etc. Excessive grinding and clenching can cause severe damage to the enamel of the teeth and can also lead to other dental problems. If left untreated, bruxism can cause permanent damage to the teeth. Wearing a custom dental mouth guard while sleeping can prevent the teeth from rubbing against each other, thereby offering effective protection against the damage caused by bruxism.
For more information, please feel free to call our practice at (773) 482-3206.