Nightguards & Athletic Biteguards
Benefits of Nightguards
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common but destructive habit. Your upper and lower teeth grind together forcefully, especially at night, which will weaken and flatten your teeth. The flatter and smaller your teeth become, the more problems will ensue. Teeth grinding can cause increased sensitivity to heat or cold, cracks or chips in the teeth, receding gums, constant pain, and even lost teeth. Once you have experienced issues like these ones, you will need more serious dental work like dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental implants to remedy the situation.
When your dentist prescribes a custom-made night guard for you, you can avoid all of these future dilemmas. Night guards are easy to wear, remove, and care for. They hold your teeth and jaw in a way that will prevent you from grinding your teeth throughout the night. Night guards are an easy way to prevent ruined teeth and discomfort.
Advantages of Athletic Mouthguards
If you are involved in sports activities that could cause serious injury to the teeth, you need an athletic mouthguard. Athletic mouthguards can prevent laceration, and bruising of the lips and cheeks. They will also help you escape tooth fractures, dislocations, or tooth loss. All of these injuries will result in unpleasant pain or discomfort, and will hinder you from doing your best in future athletic activities. Breaking or losing a teeth always results in expensive and time-consuming dental work that is better to avoid.
Accidents happen, and we want you to be prepared. Avoid the pain and expense of a sports injury by talking to your dentist about an athletic mouthguard.
The dentists of Alaska Premier Dental Group want to guarantee you better health and less dental work in your future. Set up your appointment so that we can get you a custom nightguard or athletic mouthguard.