If a person’s mouth is left unprotected while participating in sports, they could suffer an injury that could impact them for the rest of their life. That is why encourage our patients to wear athletic mouth guards that protect their teeth.
Contact sports and activities are a huge part of the lives of many people, but unfortunately, these activities put a person at risk for serious dental damage and oral injury. The mouth guards we offer at Madison Family Dental offer the highest level of protection and comfort.
Our mouth guards are custom-made using the finest materials available. This helps to ensure a proper fit, and it maximizes comfort. In order to receive a custom mouth guard, a patient must make at least two visits to our practice. During the first visit, the patient will have impressions taken of their teeth. We will use this information to create your appliance. Once it is ready, the patient can return for a follow-up visit to have it fitted.
Patients find that custom-fit mouth guards offer superior comfort over their store-bought alternatives, and studies have proven that they provide better protection as well. They should not cause any disruption for the athlete while they are competing, and they should not impact their usual breathing or speaking. The custom fit also allows us to offer mouth guards for both youth and adult athletes.
Athletes who wear protective mouth guards are less likely to experience the following issues:
Mouth guards aren’t just for professional athletes. Injuries occur at all levels of competition, and amateur athletes face just as high of a risk.
Beyond athletic mouth guards, Madison Family Dental also offers night guards that are designed to treat bruxism. This is a condition that causes an individual to unknowingly clench and grind their teeth while they are asleep. Some of the oral injuries commonly associated with bruxism include excessively worn teeth, jaw damage and tooth fractures.
Wearing a protective mouth guard or a night guard can help prevent you from experiencing a major oral injury. By visiting Madison Family Dental, we can fit you with a top-quality mouth guard or night guard to protect your teeth from injury. Please call us at (201) 468-9884 to schedule an appointment.