A mouth guard is an appliance that fits over the teeth and is worn to protect them. If you or your child play sports or grind your teeth at night, Dr. Nitya Balan may recommend a mouth guard in Cedar Park, Texas. Your mouth guard will be custom made for your smile based on impressions of your teeth. Wear it as prescribed by our dentists.
Mouth guards are needed by those who play contact sports. There is a high risk of facial injury and injury to the mouth area in many sports. Wearing a mouth guard during sports will protect your teeth from chipping or breaking and can also reduce the risk of cheek and tongue injury. Even those who play noncontact sports like gymnastics can benefit from wearing a mouth guard, as these sports still pose a risk of injury to the mouth.
Many people clench or grind their teeth on occasion, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis, the teeth can be damaged. In many cases, people who grind their teeth do so during sleep. Because of this, you may not be aware that you grind your teeth. If you have a constant, dull headache, a popping jaw, or pain in the jaw, you may be grinding your teeth. Using a custom-fitted mouth guard at night will protect your teeth from chipping and wear.
To find out if mouth guards are right for you and to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact Discovery Park Dental today.