Whether you play sports or grind your teeth at night, having dental protection is crucial to avoid injury. Our family dental practice in Jupiter wants to keep your teeth safe even when you’re not at the dentist, that’s why William Maras DDS offers custom-made mouthguards.
Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in any kind of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard.
Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. There are three basic types of mouthguards:
“Boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard
A custom-made mouthguard from your dentist.
When you choose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable, and well-fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly. Your dentist can show you how to wear a mouthguard properly and how to choose the right mouthguard to protect your smile.
If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “bruxism” (more commonly known as tooth grinding). Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss. Nightguards are one of the best ways to prevent grinding of the teeth while you sleep.
William Maras DDS can help keep your smile safe even in the most demanding situations. Call us today and ask about your options for mouthguards in Palm Beach Gardens!
If you would like to learn more about mouthguards, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.