Mouth guards are appliances that protect your teeth from injury and wear. When a patient grinds their teeth or plays sports, Drs. David and Augustine Borgmeyer may recommend a mouth guard in St Louis, Missouri. Our dentists will take impressions of your teeth to construct a custom-fitted mouth guard for your smile. This will provide optimal fit and protection.
Many people grind or clench their teeth occasionally, but when this practice happens on a regular basis, your teeth can be damaged. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause fracturing, loosening, the loss of teeth, or wearing down of teeth. Teeth grinding can also cause TMJ disorders and can damage your hearing. Most teeth grinding occurs during sleep, so many people are unaware that they are doing it. If you experience constant headaches or a sore jaw, ask our dentists about a night guard. When worn during sleep, it protects your teeth from the effects of bruxism.
Mouth guards should also be used by those who play sports, especially contact sports like football, soccer, and boxing. Sports pose a risk of injury to the lips, cheeks, teeth, and tongue. Wearing an athletic guard can protect you and your children from oral injuries during sports.
We encourage you to contact Borgmeyer Dental today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.