It is critical to protect your teeth and jaws in order to maintain good oral health. Custom night guards and sports guards designed to prevent teeth from damage caused by excessive overnight grinding and impact injuries are available at Antalya Dental in to help all our patients avoid catastrophic oral injury.
- What is the purpose of wearing night guards?
Teeth grinding can wear down tooth surfaces, increasing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Night guards are typically worn to avoid this. Grinding, also known as bruxism, can lead to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, a condition that causes chronic jaw pain, headaches, and a “clicking” sound when chewing or yawning.
- What causes you to grind your teeth?
Teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of factors, including chronic stress and an uneven bite caused by missing teeth, damaged teeth, or crooked teeth. Correcting damaged teeth, restoring missing teeth, or getting orthodontic treatment can all help you stop grinding your teeth. In some circumstances, stress management may be beneficial. It’s tough to stop grinding once it’s become a habit. A night guard protects your teeth from damage caused by grinding and clenching, which happens more frequently when you’re sleeping.
- What does it take to hire a night or sports guard?
Patients may get bespoke sports guards and night guards from Dental, which are made to suit their mouths pleasantly and securely. Impression of the upper and lower teeth is the first step in the procedure. The impressions are sent to a cutting-edge dental facility, which uses cutting-edge materials to precisely build the guards for a perfect and comfortable fit in your mouth.
- Are the guards provided by the dentist the same as those available at the drugstore?
No, over-the-counter guards are designed as a one-size-fits-all solution rather than a custom-fit device developed particularly for your mouth shape, making them less effective and less pleasant. Even mouth guards that claim to mould to your teeth using hot water or other means aren’t able to do so. They may also alter form over time, allowing for a genuinely unique fit.