One of the most effective ways to prevent injury to the mouth while playing a contact sport is by wearing a custom-fit mouth guard. These devices are worn over the teeth, and they are constructed using impressions of the patient’s teeth in order to provide a better fit and superior comfort over store-bought alternatives. Our mouth guards are built using special light-weight materials, which prevents them from interfering with the wearer’s normal speaking and breathing.
Protective mouth guards are used by countless athletes participating in sports such as baseball, softball, wrestling, football, lacrosse, soccer and hockey. By using a mouth guard, athletes experience a greatly-reduced risk of oral damage, concussions and lacerations to the tongue, cheeks and lips. Patients of all ages and sizes have used our custom-fit mouth guards.
Admire Dental Southgate also provides custom-fit night guards for patients suffering from bruxism, which is the unwanted habit of clenching and grinding one’s teeth while asleep. If bruxism is left untreated, it can result in excessive wear and tear to one’s teeth and possibly permanent damage. Other dangers can include tooth sensitivity, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. We also offer custom-fit splints to help patients struggling with excessive snoring, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and other sleep disorders.
If you would like to learn more about custom-fit mouth guards and night guards and how they can prevent injury or damage to your teeth, please call us at (734) 441-0200 to schedule an appointment.