Protecting your Teeth with Mouthguards

Protecting Your Teeth with Mouthguards

Everyone knows brushing and flossing daily is essential to your dental health but what about damage to your teeth? Many people around the world are susceptible to unnecessary dental damage due to grinding/clenching as well as sports related injuries. There is however a simple solution to this problem, at Hanley Family Dentistry we offer customized mouthguards to help protect your teeth from damage.

Types of Mouthguards

There are a few kinds of mouthguards, we can discuss the benefits of each and help decide which type is best for your exact situation. Three common mouthguards are:

  • Pre-fabricated mouthguards
  • Boil-&-bite mouthguards
  • Custom fitted/made mouthguards

Mouthguards for Clenching/Grinding

Many of our patients suffer from clenching and grinding while sleeping. When you grind your teeth in your sleep, you can chip, crack and damage them. Teeth grinding can also lead to soreness of the jaw and teeth. At Hanley Family Dentistry, we can create a custom nighttime mouthguard to protect your pearly whites while you are sleeping. Just contact our dental office and schedule an appointment!

Mouthguards for Sport Activities

When you play sports you wear protective gear, but a lot of children don’t protect their teeth. Sports injuries often lead to traumatic dental injuries, resulting in missing, cracked or damaged teeth and even jaw issues. A customized mouthguard from Hanley Family Dentistry can help protect your teeth, gums and jaw from a sports related injury. If you or a family member play sports and are not protected, contact our office today and schedule an appointment.

If you or a loved one experience teeth grinding or are active in sports, a mouthguard is the perfect solution to protecting their smile. Contact the staff at Hanley Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment and discuss which mouthguard is best for you. We look forward to seeing you!