Custom mouth guards provided by Dental Home in Bluffton can be an excellent way to protect your teeth while playing sports. Our custom mouth guards provide a comfortable fit and superior protection. The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that over 2 million teeth are knocked out from sports-related trauma. Having a mouth guard can prevent serious injury and save you a lot of pain.
Mouth Guards for Children
Mouth guards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial pieces of equipment for any child participating in sports.
- Boil and bite mouth guards offer better protection, feel more comfortable in the mouth, and allows for smooth speech production and breathing.
- Customized mouth guards: These mouth guards are custom-made by our Dental Home office and offer the greatest degree of protection. Custom-made mouth guards are more expensive and take longer to fit, but are more comfortable.
Mouth Guards for Adults
At Dental Home, we consider your smile one of your most important assets and protecting it is crucial to your looks and the overall functioning of your oral system. Dental mouth guards protect the teeth from injury and damage while playing sports or for those who suffer from bruxism, which is the habit of clenching and grinding your teeth. Mouth guards bought in a store can be uncomfortable to wear, as they may not fit everyone well, are bulky and wear down quickly. Such guards can also interfere with breathing and speaking, thereby eliminating their use as the right choice for you. Although there are several types of ready-to-use mouth guards available in today’s market, our doctor, at Dental Home, will advise our patients to use custom made guards designed specifically to their needs and size.
If you wake up with pain in your jaw, an earache, or a headache, or if you are clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “Bruxism.” Some people do not even know they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when they are sleeping. For children, night guards are used during the growth phases of a child’s teeth and jaw. In adults, night guards are used primarily to help with the problem of grinding and clenching their teeth at night.
Do you have an active lifestyle or a child involved in sports? Call Dental Home in Bluffton at (843) 474-8919 to discuss the benefits of a mouth and night guard!