For children and adults who engage in contact sports or activities like weightlifting, wearing a professionally fabricated mouthguard is an important step in protecting your smile and the healthy function of your teeth.
Many patients suffer with nighttime grinding or clenching their teeth. “Bruxing” is a common cause of headaches, tooth sensitivity, muscle soreness, gum tissue recession and notching of the root surface. In extreme cases, severe tooth wear, bone loss and even the loss of teeth can result.
Our routine examinations will check for signs of Bruxing and we can prescribe a custom guard that can alleviate the symptoms and protect your dentition.