Prevention is always better than treatment. By actively preventing disease and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition, effective prevention can help you avoid costly treatments in the future to remove decay, restore teeth and treat gum disease.
Here at our practice, we go the extra mile: we carefully coach you while you’re here, providing the individualized instruction to make sure you’re an even better brusher & flosser. And we have an automatic recall system to help you keep on target with those cleanings. If you or a family member has not had a professional cleaning recently, please consider the importance of regular cleanings and maintenance of your dental health. Call us today!
Do you often wake up with a dull headache or a sore jaw? Do you some-times find yourself clenching your teeth? You may not realize that you have a condition called “bruxism,” a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth that affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults, according to the American Dental Association. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse’s sleep if loud enough.
If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing.
Our teeth need the most protection when we’re playing sports, and a mouth guard is an essential component of any player’s protective gear. A mouth guard can help protect your teeth, as well as your jaw, from injury and trauma.
Why get a custom mouthguard?
- Dentist-made sports guards are more comfortable and effective than generic mouthguards.
- There’s only one quick visit for impressions, and one for fitting.
- Your custom sports guard will fit exactly to your teeth.
- Custom fitting means easier breathing, better communication with your teammates, and better protection for your teeth.
- Our sports guards can be made in your school/team colors or custom designed!