What can a custom mouth guard do?
There are a few different circumstances in which you might need a mouth guard. If you or a family member participate in sports, the right guard can protect against injuries to your teeth and mouth.
Did you know that roughly 40% of dental emergencies are caused by sports injuries? Investing in a custom guard designed to fit your mouth offers many benefits that a generic guard purchased at a store cannot, such as better protection and a more secure fit.
Patients who suffer from bruxism, or clenching and grinding of their teeth, may also benefit from custom mouth guards in Chesterfield, MO. Bruxism typically occurs at night, while you sleep, and can cause a host of problems such as:
- Excessive wear to your teeth
- Frequent headaches, especially in the morning
- Pain in your neck and shoulders
- Issues with your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint
A mouth guard can be worn comfortably at night and protects your teeth from the damage and pain caused by bruxism.
Dr. Rahm and your team at Chesterfield Valley Dental can customize a mouth guard that will protect your teeth no matter what your specific needs are. If you or your loved one could benefit from a custom mouth guard, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.