Custom Mouthguards: The Protection You Need [BLOG]
- April 9, 2017
April is National Facial Protection Month, so Dr. Tripp and our team want to remind you to get a custom mouthguard at 7 O’Clock Dental in New Orleans, LA.
Mouthguards offer multifaceted protection. First, they are a fast, simple way for athletes and physical fitness enthusiasts to protect themselves from sports-related facial injuries. Mouthguards can also help you find relief from painful symptoms of teeth grinding. At 7 O’Clock Dental, we can customize athletic and nighttime mouthguards to help ensure your smile stays healthy.
When Choosing An Athletic Mouthguard, Consider Custom!
One of the things that sets Dr. Tripp apart from other dentists is his years of personal experience as an athlete. He can relate to your love of sports and knows how that love keeps you in the game.
But it’s because of his own experience that he truly understands the kind of risk that comes with an active lifestyle or when playing organized sports. That’s why he offers custom-built athletic mouthguards for active people of all ages.
Custom mouthguards can help to prevent:
-fractured, broken, chipped, or lost teeth.
-injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth (lips, tongue, cheeks, gums).
Sports are fun, no doubt about it. They help us stay fit, healthy, and strong. They help kids develop work ethic, discipline, problem solving skills, a sense of teamwork, and they foster healthy social interactions and strong friendships.
But we also understand that for all the benefits, sports bring with them a certain level of risk. Choosing not to wear a mouthguard or opting for a store bought mouthguard won’t properly protect you from those risks.
Commercial mouthguards or the boil and bite guards found in stores will probably be too big and too loose. A mouthguard that’s poorly fitted can make breathing and communicating quite difficult, which can compromise your performance when it matters most. These types of guards can also shift and move while you’re playing, which just puts you at a greater risk for facial injuries, damaged teeth, or even concussions.
Your custom-made mouthguard from 7 O’Clock Dental will offer superior protection to store bought guards by fitting more securely and comfortably. It’s an investment that could save you thousands of dollars in dental work in the future from sports-related dental injuries.
Mouthguards Can Be The Solution To Your Bruxism!
Our mouthguards aren’t just for sport. They can offer relief from the painful symptoms of bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that threatens the health of your teeth. When you frequently clench your jaw or grind your teeth, whether you do it during the day or at night while you sleep, oftentimes you’re not aware you’re doing it.
You might experience pain and discomfort in your head, neck, and jaw. It can negatively affect your sleep, causing you to feel tired when you wake up and sluggish throughout the day. You also might get frequent painful headaches and migraines.
The short of it is that bruxism can make your life miserable. And the longer it continues, the more you risk damaging your teeth. They can become worn, chipped, or even fall out altogether! One of the ways to protect yourself against these risks is by getting a custom built mouthguard at 7 O’Clock Dental.
A mouthguard helps keep your bottom teeth and top teeth from meeting, thus, alleviating the pressure caused by teeth grinding. As a result, you can enjoy more peaceful, restful sleep, boost your energy, and say goodbye to constant pain and muscle tension.
If you’re an avid sports lover who wants to enjoy your favorite activities with peace of mind or if you’re a teeth grinder looking for some much needed relief, we’re here to help! Let us guide you toward a properly fitting mouthguard to protect all the movers and shakers in your household.
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