A mouth guard is a dental appliance used to help lower the risk of oral injuries during physical activities, such as contact sports. Accidents can happen when participating in any athletic activity; without the use of a mouth guard, injuries that could occur include chipped or broken teeth, damage to the root of the tooth, broken crowns, fractured jaws, and concussion. For this reason, any athlete- adults and children alike- should be fitted for a mouth guard. There are many different options available such as stock mouth guards and the boil-and-bite variety of mouth guard, which can be purchased at your local sports store; however, the safest and most effective option is a custom-fitted mouth guard which can be made at our North Vancouver dental office in Lynn Valley.We will make an impression of your teeth and use that mould to create the custom-fitted mouth guard. This allows for the mouthguard to cover all your teeth and stay firmly in place, offering maximum protection against injury. If you, or someone in your family is involved in a contact sport and don’t have a mouth guard, contact us for a consultation.
it is estimated that one third of adults suffer from bruxism, more commonly known as sleep teeth grinding. Symptoms include sore and painful jaw, chronic facial pain, headaches and earaches. Bruxism has a variety of different physical and psychological causes including stress and anxiety, malocclusion, and problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Night guards can help protect the teeth from clenching and the damaging effects of night time teeth grinding.
Nightguards are made from an acrylic material which acts as a cushion between the top and bottom teeth.
In some cases night guards may be worn during the daytime as well. If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism, speak to us today about getting fitted for a night guard.