- Dental trauma is all too common of an occurrence when playing contact sports. For this reason, athletic mouthguards should be an essential piece of equipment for athletes of any age.
- Mouthguards can help protect your teeth and jaw as well as prevent injury to your cheeks, tongue, and lips
- While mouthguards are available at most sporting goods stores, they do not provide the best protection since they are usually bulky and ill-fitting. The best option is to have a mouthguard fabricated by your dentist. To do so, we first take impressions of your upper and lower teeth and have a mouthguard custom made to your teeth using a thin, but strong plastic. These mouthguards come in a variety of colors and designs so you can show your team spirit while also protecting your teeth.
- More than 5 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities each year. The American Dental Association estimates that more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented every year from the use of athletic mouthguards.
A variety of dental problems are the result of teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Symptoms can include sensitive teeth, jaw pain, headaches and ear or neck aches. Teeth grinding can have serious, long-term effects, such as broken, chipped or cracked teeth. If you suspect that you grind or clench your teeth during sleep, we at Paroo Dental can provide you with a custom fitted night guard for your teeth from a simple impression of your top and bottom teeth, adjusting the fit to your unique needs.