If you wake up with jaw pain or headaches, there is a good chance that you are clenching or grinding your teeth as you sleep. This is a common condition called “bruxism.” Often people don’t even know they have this condition because it happens during sleep. If bruxism is left untreated, it could lead to broken or cracked teeth and eventually even tooth loss.
Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.
The ADA recommends mouthguards for more than twenty-five different sports. Playing recreational or competitive sports without a mouthguard means you are twice as likely to suffer an injury to your teeth or the soft tissues of your mouth. While “boil and bite” mouthguards are readily available at your local sporting goods store, anyone who has used these “do it yourself” mouthguards can tell you that the fit is loose and far from secure. That’s why dental reports have shown that the protection offered by a custom made mouthguard is superior to any sort of “one size fits all” mouthpiece.
Mouthguards made by the Sacramento Dentistry Group start with an impression of your teeth. That impression is then used to construct a mouthguard out of durable resin. This mouthguard fits your teeth perfectly, so there’s no looseness and you can speak normally. With proper care, your mouthguard can last for more multiple seasons of active sports.