Teeth take a brutal beating everyday with normal use. Your teeth exert tons of pressure as you chew your food. Fortunately, they are designed to withstand that force and wear. However, there are extenuating circumstances where unnecessary pressure may be put on your teeth causing problems. There are also situations where your teeth may need extra protection from outside impact such as when you are involved in certain sports activities.
It is important for your oral health to know when your teeth need additional protection and what kind of protection is required. At Meadowbrook Family Dental, we can diagnose the situation and provide the needed protection with family dentistry. Regardless of whether your teeth are vulnerable to possible damage from playing sports or from the damage caused by grinding them while you sleep, we can create a mouthguard or nightguard to protect them.
Often people who grind their teeth while sleeping are not even aware that they have this problem. Symptoms such as sore jaw muscles or headaches are the only clues in some situations. Others realize there is an issue when their partner mentions it to them. Grinding the teeth, or bruxism, places strain on the muscles of the temporomandibular joint and the teeth. The enamel on your teeth wears down faster when you grind your teeth. Bruxism can also cause teeth or fillings to crack. A custom-made nightguard fitted to your teeth will stop further damage and relieve the symptoms you may be experiencing.
You can also protect your teeth from the injuries incurred through some sports activities. The Academy for Sports Dentistry recommends that athletes wear properly fitted mouthguards. Getting a custom made mouthguard from Meadowbrook Family Dental will insure that your mouthguard fits as it should and provides the protection you need.
Contact Meadowbrook Family Dental and set up your consultation appointment. Find out what type of mouthguard or nightguard will best protect your teeth. Keep your mouth healthy and teeth protected.