Protect your Teeth from Bruxism with Custom-made Mouthguards
It is important to protect the smile from cavities and disease, but it is also vital that patients protect their teeth and gums from trauma caused by high-impact sports activities or bruxism. Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin of Total Health Dental in Aurora, Illinois, is a dental provider who encourages patients to learn more about nightguards and mouthguards custom-made in the office.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is an oral condition that causes the grinding of teeth, often during sleep. The common symptoms are pain in the jaws and sometimes headaches or soreness across the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Bruxism can also cause problems with tooth wear which increases your risk for cavities and tooth loss. For this reason, it’s crucial to find a solution to bruxism as soon as possible—especially if you’re one of many people who clench and grind your teeth without even realizing it!
Why choose a nightguard for protecting the teeth from bruxism?
Mouthguards can help protect your teeth from damaging effects by acting as a cushion between your upper front teeth when they come together. While they are available at any sporting goods store or online retailer specializing in sports equipment, they are best purchased from a dentist who can create a customized mouthguard that fits snug over the teeth and offers the best fit and protection. Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and his team at Total Health Dental encourage patients to consider the advantages of a nightguard made to fit their unique smile.
What about sports mouthguards?
Any patient of any age participating in a high contact or high impact sport such as boxing, ice hockey, or football is strongly encouraged to obtain a sports mouthguard to wear during training and games. The mouthguard used for sports will protect the smile and reduce the risk of damage, including chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth. It is an extra layer of protection for the smile.
How do I learn more about customized mouthguards and nightguards?
The team at Total Health Dental in Aurora, IL, can help you determine if you could benefit from a specialized appliance to protect the smile from sports or bruxism. Call (630) 822-9600 to request an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 2460 South Eola Road. We are open to new and returning patients and families in the community seeking quality and comprehensive dental care under one roof!