According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), about one-third of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related. Sports Medicine Association Australia suggests that 50% of children experience some form of dental injury.
The good news is that injuries can often be prevented by using a custom-fitted mouthguard every time you play or train.
Professionally made, custom fit mouthguards are the best way to provide and serve protection against injury of your teeth while playing sports. Because they are made to fit your teeth, they are more comfortable to wear than pre-made or home fit mouthguards.
Bruxism is also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth.
Signs & Symptoms
If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing bruxism:
- Rhythmic contractions of the jaw muscles
- A grinding sound at night
- Jaw muscles that are tight or painful
- Long-lasting pain in the face
An effective night guard will consistently prevent grinding from further harming your teeth. … Night guards absorb and disperse this force, protecting the enamel in your teeth from wearing down. Having this barrier between teeth can also relieve the tension in your jaw muscles from clenching so hard.
If you frequently wake up with a sore jaw, a dull headache or tooth pain, you may want to ask us regarding Bruxism and night guard.