Ever seen a hockey player grin?
Those missing teeth aren’t an accident.
Anytime you play a contact sport, there is a risk that a blow to the head may cause damage to the teeth, potentially resulting in the dreaded gap in your smile.
Losing a tooth is serious business.
Beyond the aesthetics, a missing tooth can impact the way you eat and speak.
But fear of losing a tooth shouldn’t keep you from playing sports.
Invest in a quality mouthguard to protect your teeth from damage.
Quality Mouthguards at Shah Dentistry
Mouthguards come in many varieties. You should work with a dentist to identify the appropriate style for you.
“Stock” mouthguards are widely available.
They are pre-made for the mass market, and therefore will likely not fit your mouth well.
This can be uncomfortable, and will also make the mouthguard less effective.
Instead, consider a custom-made mouthguard.
Your dentist will take a careful impression of your teeth and custom craft a mouthguard to be the perfect fit.
You’ll notice an immediate difference in the feel of the mouthguard.
A snug fit means the mouthguard is better at its job – preventing damaged teeth.
A comfortable fit is also critical. You are much more likely to wear your mouthguard correctly if it feels like a natural part of your smile.
Craft a Custom Mouthguard with Shah Dentistry
Whether you are a budding professional or just a weekend warrior, anyone who regularly plays a sport should invest in a mouthguard.
Shah Dentistry will partner with you to create a piece that fits your teeth perfectly.
You can also pick the color and style to match your personality (or uniform!).
Don’t wait to lose a tooth - Contact Shah Dentistry today and set up your appointment.
Quality Nightguards Too
A night guard is a device placed in the mouth on top of the teeth to help with grinding and clenching.
Grinding implies the moving of the jaw back and forth, while clenching is biting down with pressure for an extended period of time.
The guard acts as a protective layer between your top and bottom teeth. Some causes of grinding or clenching are stress and cold temperatures.
These devices are also called occlusal guards, occlusal splints, or bite splints. Usually, the guard is made of plastic and is placed over some or all of the upper or lower teeth.
They re-establish your natural space and protect your teeth from grinding or clenching together, which can cause you to chip and crack your teeth and strain your jaw muscles.
Night guards don’t stop you from clenching or grinding, but they serve as a cushion so that your teeth wear down the guard rather than your teeth. They also give your jaw a rest while you sleep.
Do you think you may need a nightguard? Contact Shah Dentistry to set up an appointment!
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