Our teeth are prone to a lot of wear and tear over the course of our lifetime. Examples include: clenching or grinding from stress or trauma from sports. It is important to know if you’re at risk, and your dentist can evaluate this for you.
Mouth Guards for Sports
Mouth guards are a protective device worn over the teeth and or on top of the lower lip. They can protect your teeth and gums from injury during contact sports, such as football and rugby, or even non-contact sports like gymnastics. Mouth guards can also help keep your jaw from getting tired during the course of a long game.
Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding
Your mouth can be protected from trauma or wear with custom mouth guards specific to you. They are custom-made by our practice and are specifically designed to your mouth’s needs.
As dental health care providers, we have seen a lot of tooth wear related to stress, especially these last couple of years, including: thinning teeth, tooth cracks, and broken teeth.
The increase in high-stress is one of the key reasons for the increase in tooth wear. It’s important to remember that teeth are not like nails or hair. They can’t really “grow back.” The most important action an individual can take is to reduce their level of stress, which will reduce the rate of tooth damage.