The last thing anyone wants to experience when playing a contact sport is a severe oral injury. Just one hit can affect a person for the rest of their life. For that reason, we strongly encourage all of our patients who play contact sports to wear protective mouth guards to keep their teeth safe in the heat of the action.
By using a properly fitted mouth guard, the following problems can be prevented:
At Salem Creek Dental, we offer custom-made protective mouth guards that are built from the highest-quality materials available. The custom-fit of these protective devices helps to ensure the best possible level of protection and comfort. These devices are designed in such a way that they don’t interfere with normal breathing or speaking.
Since our mouth guards are custom-made, a patient will need to make two visits to our practice to receive one. The first visit will involve taking impressions which will be sent to a dental laboratory where they will be made, Once it is ready, the patient will return for a follow-up visit to ensure it fits perfectly.
Salem Creek Family Dental also offers special night guards that are designed to protect a person’s teeth while they are sleeping. Bruxism is a medical condition that causes a person to inadvertently clench and grind their teeth while asleep. If bruxism is left untreated, it can result in severe dental issues. But these problems can be prevented with a custom-fitted night guard.
Protect your teeth with a custom-made mouth guard from Salem Creek Family Dental. The next time you take a heavy hit to the mouth, you’ll be able to get right back into the game. Please call us at (615) 205-5666 to schedule an appointment.