Do you wake up in the mornings with a sore jaw or a headache? Do you play sports consistently? A custom mouth guard can help you! While generic mouth guards are freely available, they leave pockets of air that can still allow damage to happen to teeth. Only a custom mouth guard made by your dentist ensures a tight and secure fit. This is incredibly important for sports, in particular, since the force and speed of a ball flying at your face could still do damage if the mouth guard does not fit well enough. A custom mouth guard is a small investment that guarantees to save you money in the long run.
The involuntary grinding of the teeth while sleeping is called bruxism. If left untreated, it can lead to the caps of the molars being ground down, as well as fractures and chips in the teeth. A custom mouth guard works by absorbing the force of the jaw and preventing it from spreading to the teeth below. The mouth guard also keeps the jaw in a desirable position, which can help prevent TMJ disorders and open the airways to help those suffering from sleep apnea.
Sports-related injuries cause athletes thousands of dollars in restorative treatments. While a mouth guard is often common for contact sports like football, soccer, and hockey, it is important to remember that you never know when an injury can occur in a sport that is considered on-contact, like baseball, tennis, or basketball. A mouth guard absorbs the shock of whatever trauma is happening to the mouth, which prevents the damage that would have occurred.
Are you or a loved one involved in sports or athletic activities? Want to make sure your smile is as protected as possible? Schedule an appointment with Image Dental today, we'd be happy to discuss whether or not one of our custom mouth guards in SW Calgary is the right option for you. We’re always happy to have new patients at our practice and look forward to protecting your smile!Book an Appointment