Sporting activities, though great for your health, can also pose a risk to your teeth. Contact sports can result in a chipped, loosened, or even knocked-out tooth in only a split second. Think you can avoid the problem if you just take a nap instead? Not when tooth grinding can cause damage too! Luckily, guards and bite appliances can stop these problems before they start.
Sports guards are a must for anyone participating in sporting activities. A hobby like football, rugby, or tennis can lead to sudden injuries to the mouth that requires emergency care. Instead, let Dentistry on Kent fit you with a sports guard. Custom made for your mouth, a sports guard fits snugly and comfortably into your mouth to prevent injury by acting as a shock absorber during those unexpected moments. With a custom guard, you can take part in your favourite activities without risking injury to your teeth and mouth.
Similarly, bite appliances protect your teeth from injury due to teeth grinding, known as bruxism. Most people who grind their teeth do so unconsciously, while they’re asleep or in deep concentration. Bruxism can result in issues with damaged/cracked teeth, jaw pain and disorders, and headaches, among others. A bite appliance fits into your mouth to prevent you from grinding your teeth together, thus eliminating the potential issues resulting from bruxism.
The staff and dentists at Dentistry on Kent want to help you protect your teeth and jaw for a lifetime. If you think a custom guard or bite appliance might be right for you, ask us on your next visit. Your teeth will thank you!