Mouth Guard Services in Calgary NW
To protect your beautiful smile from the damaging effects of nighttime teeth grinding or a sport–related injury, mouthguards services Calgary are an effective option. A mouthguard is a dental appliance made of a special material – soft acrylic that is worn on the lower or upper teeth.
A mouthguard can be used as a temporary solution for severe bite and alignment problems as well. They can also be used to protect dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or dental bonding from damage if you are prone to grinding and clenching your teeth and jaw.
Our dentist at Nolan Ridge Dental NW Calgary will work with you to find the right solution for your needs, so your teeth are protected from potential damage!
You Only Get One Set Of Teeth – Keep Them Safe With A Mouth Guard!
Do you need to consider a teeth guard
A teeth guard is an important tool to protect your teeth and jaw. You may need one for:
- Protection when playing contact sports
- Protection of your teeth and jaw during nighttime grinding and clenching
- Protecting dental restorations
- Improving the alignment of your jaw
- Relieving pressure on your TMJ
Dental guards for Teeth Grinding
Dental guard in Calgary help prevent the wearing down of teeth for individuals who grind teeth at night. Mouth night guards for grinding can also be worn in the daytime for individuals who grind during the daytime as well. What the mouthguard does is act as an extra layer to protect your teeth. Instead of grinding on your teeth, the mouthguard takes the impact protecting your teeth and decreases the risk of injury.
Wearing a custom-made mouthguard regularly can help prevent tooth damage such as chipping and fracturing of your natural teeth. The constant chipping and fracturing of your teeth from grinding can impact the integrity of your enamel and dentin. It also results in more trips to your dentist.
Custom Mouth Guard and Care for Sport
Custom sports mouth guards are essential for those doing physical activities, recreational activities (for example, community sports, mountain biking, skateboarding) and playing high-contact sports which can impact potential dental injury and other mouth injuries. Playing sports such as hockey, football, soccer, baseball, and basketball can result in accidentally broken teeth. Mouthguards help protect and prevent and/or minimize damage to the teeth. They can also protect against cutting of lips and gums, and jaw injuries.
There are a few different kinds and choices when it comes to custom mouth guards Calgary: custom-made mouth guard, boil and bite mouth guard/mouth formed and stock mouthguard.
They each have their pros and cons. Custom mouth guards are custom designed to fit your teeth, they are more comfortable than stock and do not need to be reshaped using hot water. A Custom mouthguard, however, costs more than stock and mouth formed as they are custom-made to fit your teeth specifically.
Boil and bite/mouth formed mouthguards require it to be placed in boiling water then you bite into the warmed plastic to allow it to form around your teeth. However, if not done correctly then it can become ill-fitting which will diminish its protective factor.
Stock mouth protectors are the most inexpensive, they are ready-made to wear, however, they can be very uncomfortable, ill-fitting, and tend to be on the bulky side.
Who Needs a Teeth Protector in Calgary?
If you find that you are waking up with a sore jaw and teeth or sensitive teeth it may be due to grinding or clenching while sleeping. It is recommended to visit your regular dentist and they can determine whether a mouthguard is required or not. The dentists are trained to look for signs of grinding and clenching. Once it is determined that a mouthguard is required it will help reduce jaw pain and prevent further erosion of your enamel from grinding or clenching.
Teeth protectors in Calgary should be considered if you or your child is doing contact sports to help protect your teeth during impact. The mouthguard acts as a cushion for your teeth and can help prevent fractures, breakage, and tooth loss due to trauma from contact sports.
Visit your regular dentist in Calgary today and book a consultation to discuss mouthguards and whether it is right for you.
What is the best way to clean a mouthguard?
After each use rinse your mouthguard with warm water. You can also soak them in a special cleaning solution to keep the mouthguard clean and prevent the formation of bacterial build-up and foul smell to maintain good oral health.
Never use boiled water to clean your mouthguard because it can damage the thermoplastic material and you will need to reshape it again to fit your mouth.
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