Sometimes the things that threaten our oral health come from unexpected sources - like our favourite activities, or even our own sleeping habits. Guards and appliances can solve these problems, or even stop them before they start.
Sports guards are a must for people involved with any kind of sporting activity. Our favourite sports like football, rugby, or tennis can result in sudden injuries to the mouth, leading to pain and the need for emergency care. A custom-fitted sports guard can help you avoid these accidents. By acting as a shock absorber, the guard greatly reduces the risk of injury to the teeth, jaw, and head, and since they’re custom made for you, you know the protection is the best possible.
Bite appliances act in a similar way by protecting your teeth, in this case from teeth grinding and jaw clenching (bruxism). Many people grind their teeth and don’t realize it, such as when they’re asleep. Bruxism can result in tooth damage, jaw disorders, headaches, and other issues. Stop bruxism in its tracks with a bite appliance. The appliance will prevent you from grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw together, avoiding the damaging effects of bruxism.
Dr. Braverman can assess your guard and appliance needs and advise you which will work best for you. Remember: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Your friends at Napa Valley Dental Centre - Kleinburg Dentistry want your teeth and jaw to be the healthiest they can be.