mouthguard Tag

Hole in my Mouthguard

There’s a Hole in the Mouthguard

There are many good projects for do-it-yourselfers: changing your motor oil, painting your house, and making a shelf all come to mind. What about fixing holes in your mouthguard or nightguard? Sorry to say, those are not fixit projects. If you have a nightguard or...

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Is it Okay to Wear a Nightguard with a Hole in It?

Custom nightguards are prescribed by our Sacramento dentists when a patient shows signs of dental bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding. Many people grind their teeth at night, due to different potential causes. Whether chronic or related to a specific circumstance, a nightguard prevents...

Invisalign and other orthodontic methods may resolve some sleep apnea problems.

Do Mouthguards Cause Cavities?

Mouthguards worn during sports, biteguards for sleep to prevent grinding, and Invisalign trays inserted to straighten teeth – there are lots of people wearing plastic in their mouth. Can these devices cause cavities? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. What Causes Cavities? First, here’s a...

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Grit Your Teeth?

Many people grind, clench or “grit” their teeth when they are under stress. For most, this is a usually unconscious way to deal with anxiety. Many people don’t recognize the behavior, because they do it in their sleep. Just as with snoring, denial of teeth...

A mouthguard protects your teeth and tissues and is highly recommended for certain activities and conditions by the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

Protect Your Smile With a Mouthguard

Mouthguards are practical tools that are not just for athletes. While we most commonly think of mouthguards in contact sports like football and boxing, specialized mouthguards also assist to reduce the pain and discomfort commonly associated with TMJ syndrome and teeth grinding. If you suffer...

Teeth grinding is dangerous to your enamel!

The Dangers of Sleep Bruxism

Bite force when asleep is fifty to two hundred percent more than when awake.” — J.J. Wyscarver, registered sleep technologistDuring a regular dental exam, one of our Sacramento dentists may ask if you grind your teeth at night. This usually means that your dentist sees...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group provides reviews of dental products.

A Review of the Plackers Dental Night Protector

Can A One-Day Nightguard Really Work? The following review was submitted by a user of a customized nightguard. When my dentist first noticed that my molars were experiencing a lot of wear, he asked me if I grind my teeth. Since I sleep soundly, I really did...

Customized nightguards are tailor made for each mouth and are vastly superior to generic models. Our Sacramento dentists only recommend custom made mouthguards and nightguards.

Boil and Bite or Boil and Bother?

The Argument for Customized MouthguardsMost jaws and teeth do not actually come in size small, medium or large."A number of manufacturers offer cheaper alternatives to a customized nightguard. These “one size fits all” systems are supposed to be “customizable” by a process of boiling the...