It’s hard to believe it, but fall is here!
Our team at Konstantine Trichas DDS, LLC wants you to enjoy it free of tooth pain, cavities, oral infections, or damaged teeth.
So today, we’re talking about prevention!
3 Ways A Mouthguard Can Protect Your Dental Health
You don’t have to spend the new season in the dental chair repairing damaged teeth or restoring unhealthy gums. You can protect your smile with a custom mouthguard from your Basking Ridge dentist.
Here are three ways how:
#1 – It Can Stop Teeth Grinding!
Pain in your jaw could have something to do with a misalignment of your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. It’s the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull, and it can cause widespread, and pretty miserable, consequences.
One of them is to your dental health. It’s teeth grinding, an involuntary habit where you clench and grind your upper and lower teeth together.
Not only will this create pain and muscle tension in your jaw, face, head, and neck, but it leads to damage and premature wear on your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth will seize any opportunity to eat away through your enamel and infect your teeth and gums.
A mouthguard can help you avoid all the trappings of TMJ disorder and teeth grinding to keep your oral health and your smile on track!
#2 – It Can Prevent Sports-Related Dental Injuries!
Now that a new school year is underway, it’s time for student athletes to gear up for fall sports. In fact, many teams this time of year are already conditioning and practicing.
No matter what the sport is, a custom athletic mouthguard is always a wise investment if you want the best protection against blunt force dental injuries.
Sporting goods stores sell all kinds of mouthguards, some being the boil-and-bite variety that fools consumers into thinking they’re getting the proper fit. But nothing compares to the customization your Basking Ridge dentist can provide.
We take precise measurements of your teeth and gums so that it will fit comfortably and will give the right amount of cushion and durability to minimize the trauma you might experience from a blow to the jaw, lips, and mouth.
#3 – It Can Improve Breathing To Prevent Dry Mouth!
Loud chronic snoring is more than just an annoying nightly habit.
Not only can it disrupt your partner’s sleep, but your snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea, which means you’re not getting the rest you need either.
With all the serious risks of sleep apnea, like heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke, treating it is critical to your health.
Your Basking Ridge dentist can help you with that by creating a custom oral appliance, which keeps the jaw in a better position while you’re sleeping so you can breathe.
With this type of mouthguard, you not only get more rest, but you’re able to avoid the dry mouth that’s common with chronic snorers. The benefit to your dental health is that your saliva production stays at a consistent healthy level so your teeth and gums have the protective coating they need to ward off bacteria.
Schedule An Appointment!
Time’s up! Fall is upon us, and your smile needs to be protected against dental disasters that could disrupt your upcoming holiday fun over the next several months.
Visit your Basking Ridge dentist for a custom mouthguard!