What is a Dental Appliance?
When it comes to maintaining good oral health, brushing and flossing is a good start. However, that isn't the entirety of what it takes to protect your smile.
For those of us who participate in sports and athletic activities or who clench or grind our teeth, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures and the health of our whole bodies.
At our Amherstburg dental clinic we offer dental appliances we offer mouth guards for sleep and sports that are used to help protect the health of your oral cavity and prevent serious dental issues from arising.
Custom-Fitted Sports Guards
If you are hit in the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard provides a barrier that acts as a cushion between your teeth and your mouth's soft tissue, allowing the force to be evenly absorbed while protecting your smile.
These dental appliances are custom-made specifically for your mouth and provide protection to your face, jaw, head and teeth from injury while you focus on the action on the ice, rink or court.
These mouth guards may also help prevent any broken or chipped teeth from cutting the soft tissues or gums during a sports-related injury
Custom-Fitted Night Guards
Do you grind your teeth during sleep? People who do so sometimes end up with chipped or fractured teeth, tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches and more symptoms due to the stress on their jaw.
This is caused by the tooth enamel wearing away which can compromise the physical integrity of your teeth, potentially causing nerve damage over time and leading to more expensive treatment.
While these mouth guards may not be able to completely prevent the grinding that occurs at night, they can help protect your teeth from further damage.