Sports Guards and Bite Appliances
It’s important to protect your teeth from injury. Although they are strong and usually escape injury, impact from contact sports or damage to the enamel from grinding your teeth can cause severe damage to your teeth. To protect your teeth from damage, dentists recommend sports guards and bite appliances. We offer custom made guards and appliances that fit comfortably and provide a layer of protection against injury for your teeth.
Sports guards are made of impact-resistant material that is designed to fit over your teeth with a minimum of discomfort. A properly fitted guard will protect your teeth without interfering with your game. You should wear a guard for any high impact sport such as football, but guards can protect your teeth in any sport where there is potential for injury.
If you grind your teeth at night (a condition called Bruxism) you can gradually erode the enamel from the crowns of your teeth. Over time, the enamel can be completely worn away, exposing the sensitive inner tissues of your teeth to decay or injury. If you don’t get treatment for bruxism, you can eventually begin to lose teeth or damage your jaws. A bite appliance fits in your mouth and holds your teeth in place, preventing you from grinding them. We offer custom-made appliances that fit comfortably and don’t interfere with your sleep.