Do you wake up in the mornings with a headache or jaw ache? Or have you noticed your teeth feeling like they are ground down or have small chips? You might be suffering from bruxism, the unintended grinding of the teeth that occurs while sleeping. Before this continues and leads to TMJ disorders, speak to your dentist about an easy and smart way to help prevent future damage: a custom mouth guard.
Custom mouth guards are highly effective for absorbing the grinding and chewing force due to its soft yet durable material. Instead of grinding your teeth and causing damage, your chewing force can be absorbed. This also helps to give your jaw a rest by holding it in a desirable position.
For anyone that plays sports, a custom mouth guard should be a top priority. This small investment can save you thousands of dollars in dental bills if an accident were to occur. While mouth guards are commonly worn for contact sports, you never quite know when an accident can occur. Even though baseball, tennis and soccer are technically non-contact sports, accidents can certainly still happen.
Why a custom mouth guard made by your dentist instead of a generic one from the store? The generic style leaves air pockets and spaces that reduce the effectiveness of the mouth guard. For sports in particular, these areas can allow the force to not be fully absorbed and could still cause damage.
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