Mouth Guards

Night Guards for Teeth Clenching and Grinding

A large percentage of our population suffers from “bruxism” or grinding of teeth. Many people are unaware of this harmful habit as it usually occurs at night when they are asleep and unaware of what is happening. Bruxism over time will wear away the harder outer layer of enamel to expose the softer inner layer of the teeth called dentin which can lead to tooth sensitivity. Bruxism can cause teeth to crack are even cause fillings or crowns to loosen up prematurely . The solution is to wear a night guard. A night guard is a horseshoe-shaped, retainer-like, plastic appliance with shallow borders that is typically worn on the upper arch. Comfortably designed to protect the teeth from clenching and grinding, a night guard provides a protective comfortable cushion between the upper and lower rows of teeth.

Mouth guards and sports

Sunnyvale Dentist Nightguard

There are many sports related injuries that can occur to various parts of the body. The most obvious being a helmet protecting the head. But a helmet will not protect a blow to the face. Loosing a front tooth is never a pretty site and can easily be prevented by wearing a mouth guard. A properly fitted mouth guard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. A custom fit mouth guard will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk and breath.


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