You're probably here because having a healthy smile is very important to you. You've done the required oral care precautions, such as brushing and flossing every day and scheduling six-month dental appointments. However, you may be wondering if a mouth guard might help you improve your smile even more. Our dentist may recommend a mouthguard to protect your teeth's enamel if you have sleeping or grinding problems, or if you participate in sports. Next Level Dental, P.C. in Smyrna, TN, can provide you with the best mouthguard for your specific needs.
Various Kinds of Mouthguards
- Stock Mouthguards
- Boil and Bite Mouth Guards
- Custom Mouthguards
Why Do You Need a Mouthguard?
They have been shown to lower the risk of dental sports injuries. Mouthguards encourage safety and oral healthcare for persons who participate in sports such as basketball, hockey, wrestling, volleyball, and others.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
This ailment arises when the muscles surrounding your jaw become inflamed as a result of clenching and grinding your teeth. A mouthguard can help with this disorder by preventing teeth clenching and grinding.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which a person temporarily stops breathing while sleeping. It can be mitigated if the individual wears a mouthguard. It works by advancing their lower jaw and tongue and keeping their airway open.
A person's snoring can be reduced by wearing a mouthguard. Snoring is caused by the vibrations of soft tissue in the upper airway. The mouth guard functions similarly to sleep apnea in that it keeps your airway open.
A chipped tooth indicates that you are grinding your teeth while sleeping. This puts undue strain on your teeth's enamel. Chronic grinding can occur if you do not have this repaired or seen by a dentist.
Advantages of Mouthguards
Wearing a mouthguard is a crucial preventative measure for athletes of all ages and skills, as it helps to protect against chipped or broken teeth, root and bone damage, and tooth loss. Mouthguards also protect against catastrophic injuries such as jaw fractures, brain bleeding, concussions, and neck injuries by preventing circumstances in which the lower jaw jams into the upper jaw. Mouthguards help prevent cutting and bruising of the lips, tongue, and cheeks by keeping soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, which is especially important for athletes who use orthodontic appliances.
Contact Next Level Dental, P.C if you want the best mouthguard. To make an appointment, call (615) 459-6354 or visit 693 President Pl #101, Smyrna, TN 37167.