Bruxism and Night Guards in Doral, FL | Dr. Sonia Olivares
Our teeth are the strongest part of our body because of the outer layer called enamel. However, it does not mean that they are vulnerable to damage. Unlike our bones, teeth are incapable of self-repair and would always require dental care and proper protection.
When talking about oral protection, it includes not only oral hygiene but also mouthguards to prevent external or tooth-on-tooth damage from impacts.
When Do You Need a Mouth Guard?
If you frequently engaged in active or physical activities such in collision and contact sports, mouth guard is a must. Also called mouth protectors, mouth guards can help minimize injuries to the lips, jaw, tongue and risk of broken teeth.For patients with bruxism or teeth grinding, having a mouth guard can help prevent damage from their teeth. It cushions the teeth to prevent wear and tear.
Who Should Wear It?
Not only adults who engage in extreme sports are recommended to use mouth guards, children are also advised to wear mouth protectors. Since children are physically active, they also engaged in sports and even in child’s play, which includes slightly physical games.
There are few types of mouth guards, among them custom-fitted mouth guards are the best and most recommended be dentists. While other products are preformed, custom-made mouth protectors will be individually made for you by your dentist. It will be more comfortable to wear with fewer restrictions such as clearer speech.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares to learn more about your dental care options.
Call 305-459-3660 to make an appointment.