Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from sports-related dental injuries. Of these many thousands, a large portion of those injured are children. That’s why it’s so important for children, and people of all ages for that matter, to wear protective mouthguards while playing sports to reduce their risk of dental injuries.
Custom-Fit Sports Mouth Guards
Wearing the proper mouthguard when playing sports can and will significantly reduce your risk of dental injury. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent nearly 200,000 sports-related dental injuries a year in high-school and college football alone.
The truth is, any physical sport puts you at risk of harming your teeth. Fortunately, Over the Mountain Dentistry offers custom-fit mouthguards for patients of all ages, because we know the importance of protecting your teeth from damage.
Tooth damage doesn’t only occur when playing a high-contact sport. An awkward step while running is enough to damage your jaw or teeth. Our custom-made Intact mouthguards will protect your mouth and teeth from damage, such as broken teeth, jaw fractures, gum lacerations, and more. Some evidence even suggests mouthguards can protect patients from concussions and neck injuries.
Mouthguards from your Mountain Brook Dentist
At Over the Mountain Dentistry, we can provide you with a custom-fit mouthguard to ensure your teeth are protected. With the use of digital technology, we can make sure the guard provides a secure fit to protect all areas of your mouth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get a mouthguard that is right for you.
Night Guards and Bruxism Splints
Jaw pain isn’t always the result of a sports-related injury. Many patients suffer from the pains of Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding. Bruxism can cause a variety of problems to your mouth, including arthritis, jaw injury, and muscle fatigue. Your teeth are also at risk of damage when teeth grinding is a factor. Take a look at the symptoms of Bruxism below:
- Teeth become worn down
- Pain in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders, and around the ears
- Clicking and popping sounds when chewing
- Difficulty chewing
- Face swelling
If you’ve noticed any of the symptoms above, you may be in need of a custom-fit night guard or splint. Designed to keep patients from grinding their teeth at night, our mouthguards will fit comfortably and provide proper support.
Contact Over the Mountain Dentistry in Mountain Brook today and schedule an appointment to attain your custom-fit night guard.