Why do I need treatment for clenching or teeth grinding?
Clenching and Bruxism means clamping your upper and lower back teeth tightly together. This results in tooth wear and chipping of the teeth. The continuous forces or pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures of the jaw bone can lead to jaw pain, muscle soreness, headache, earache and much more.
The dentists at Prevent Dental Suite will recommend jaw exercises to help relieve the stress in your jaw, however, for additional protection an occlusal splint will be recommended for use during sleeping hours to prevent grinding or clenching. The splint will keep your upper and lower teeth from making contact while you’re asleep and, hence, prevent grinding and the resultant damage.
If you continue to suffer from headaches or jaw symptoms then consult the dentists at Prevent Dental Suite for further assessment. You may need to be referred to a specialist or a General Practitioner to help treat your stress, as this is a common cause for bruxism.
Types of Sports Mouthguards
- Stock mouthguards
- Custom fitted mouthguards
Stock mouthguards are available in any pharmacy. They are bulky, uncomfortable, and interfere with speech and breathing.
Custom sports mouthguards are a flexible appliance, which are made out of high quality plastic, that provide invaluable protection to teeth for people playing any sports.
The Benefits of Custom-fitted Mouthguards
Custom fitted mouthguards are made by a dental professional by taking an impression of your teeth. Custom mouthguards fit perfectly on the teeth. The accurate fit maximizes the functionality of the mouth guard, while still allowing the wearer to talk and breathe comfortably.
Why or When Should I Wear a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard should be worn every time you go to sleep (if you suffer from bruxism), and whenever playing any sports to protect your mouth from injuries. Wearing a mouth guard helps to absorb some of the shock experienced by a collision during sports which may result in serious injuries like concussions, jaw or teeth fractures, and soft tissue lacerations to lips and cheeks.
High-quality Custom Mouthguards in Kallangur
Enjoy playing your favourite pastime without hurting your mouth. Get rid of teeth grinding habits and sleep well at night. Protect your smile by wearing custom fitted mouthguards made by your trusted Kallangur dentist here at Prevent Dental Suite. We ensure that you get the superior quality mouthguard for the best fit and protection that you always need.
At Prevent Dental Suite in Kallangur, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers.