We know, we know. We talk a lot about protecting teeth around here. But when you care as much about keeping teeth healthy and bright as much as we do, it’s hard not to! Mouthguards are one of the many ways we go out of our way to offer our patient’s smiles – young and old alike – protection and safety.
For the active family, we offer sports mouthguards. These mouthguards help cushion blows that could cause broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face, or jaw. But that’s not all: Custom-made sportsguards, like the ones we offer here at Hester Dental, can also reduce the incidence and severity of concussions. And you can relax knowing that your child is more likely to actually wear his guard – unlike over-the-counter boil-and-bite guards. Our guards are created just for your child so it fits well, feels more comfortable, and stays out of her pocket and on her smile where it belongs.
We also offer bruxism guards, sometimes referred to as nightguards, for our adult patients. These guards keep you from damaging your teeth and valuable restorations when you are stressed or sleeping. Sound mysterious? Many people clench or grind their teeth (also known as bruxism) in their sleep or in moments of stress without ever realizing it! If we see signs of bruxism such as enamel wear, shortening of teeth, cracks, or even broken crowns, we will suggest that you wear one of our custom-made devices that cover your teeth and keep them safe – even if it is just from yourself.