Custom-Fit Mouth Guards
Sports Mouth Guards
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from sports-related dental injuries, with a large portion being children. It is so important for children, and people of all ages for that matter, to wear protective mouth guards while playing sports to reduce their risk of dental injuries.
Wearing the proper mouthguard when playing sports will significantly reduce your risk of dental injury. The American Dental Association estimates that mouth guards 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.
Our custom-made mouth guards will protect your mouth and teeth from damage, such as broken teeth, jaw fractures, gum lacerations, and more. Some evidence even suggests mouth guards can protect patients from concussions and neck injuries.
At Over the Mountain Dentistry, we can provide you with a custom-fit mouth guard to ensure your teeth are protected. With the use of digital technology, the guard will provide a secure fit to protect all areas of your mouth.
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. Symptoms of Bruxism include:
- Pain in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders, and around the ears
- Clicking and popping sounds when chewing
- Difficulty chewing
- Face swelling
- Teeth become worn down
If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, you may be in need of a custom-fit night guard or splint. Designed to keep patients from grinding their teeth at night, our mouth guards fit comfortably and provide proper support.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get a mouthguard that is right for you.