Have you recently learned that you grind your teeth while sleeping or during times of stress? This harmful habit can cause your teeth to show signs of premature wear and can eventually lead to issues such as cracked teeth. We would hate for our patients with perfectly healthy teeth to experience discomfort and need costly treatments that could have been easily prevented. We offer a customized device that can help eliminate the wearing of teeth due to grinding. Read on to learn about this helpful device.
Why Wear a Mouthguard?
If you have learned that you grind your teeth at night, wearing a mouthguard while sleeping can offer many benefits. Not only is it a great solution for teeth grinding, but it is also beneficial and should be worn by anyone who plays contact sports. It has also shown benefits to patients who experience symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, and sleep apnea.
Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard
If you are looking into wearing a mouthguard, your first instinct might be to head to your local drug store and purchase an over-the-counter model. We would recommend leaving those products on the shelves and visiting our office for a customized mouthguard instead. A custom mouthguard provided by our office ensures that you are receiving a product that is truly customized to fit your mouth perfectly. It will not have any jagged edges or be too bulky, as seen with many over-the-counter options. We know that when you use a professionally designed mouthguard you are getting something that will protect your teeth to the fullest.
How We Create a Custom Mouthguard
The steps to create a custom mouthguard in our office are relatively easy and will not take long:
- We take an impression of your mouth to ensure a customized and snug fit
- The impression is sent to our lab to be fabricated into your customized mouthguard
- You will receive your mouthguard to wear and keep your mouth and teeth safe from damage
If you are interested in learning more about a mouthguard or if you need an appointment to have one fabricated, be sure to call our office located in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We look forward to seeing you soon.