Any sport may pose a significant risk or injury such as broken teeth,damage to soft tissue such as your tongue or gums. Everyone should wear a sports guard when engaging in any sport activities young or old, including those that wear braces or have cosmetic dental work. A mouth protector creates a protective barrier between your braces and your cheeks protecting the cheeks and lips.
Custom-fitted mouthguards provide the best fit and protection for athletes of all ages.
Manufactured from a high-grade vinyl for resiliency and shock-absorption, professional mouth guards are odorless, hypoallergenic and are available in a variety of colours and designs. When carefully fitted, a mouth guard creates a custom cushion protecting the teeth and mouth, and absorbing the shock from direct impact to the jaw, chin and face, thus reducing the risk of concussion.
At Uptowne Dental Centre, part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best dental care we check for any symptoms that may lead to TMJ disorders, such as teeth grinding, clenching and wear. Over time, grinding and clenching can wear away your enamel, which can lead to possible decay, sensitivity, and fracturing of your teeth as well as pain and damage to the jaw joints.
At our office we can treat this condition with a custom fitted mouth guard to alleviate the sypmtoms of bruxism. Drs Segall, Lurie, Singer can make a custom-fitted night guard appliance to help alleviate your discomfort and prevent further damage from occurring. These appliances can be worn day or night as recommended by your dentist based on your grinding or clenching patterns and habits. If you wake up with headaches, sore jaw or teeth, a night guard may be the right ;treatment to help you improve your symptoms.