For athletes who play contact sports or participate in activities where a blow to the face is possible, a mouthguard is an essential piece of equipment. At McMillan Family Dental, we make our mouthguards with high-quality materials and a custom fit. We also offer night guards for patients who clench or grind their teeth.
Mouthguards are oral devices that are worn over your teeth. They are designed and customized to be comfortable and secure during sports activities, including sports like football or basketball. They work by absorbing the shock during a blow to the face. Rather than a single tooth taking all the pressure from a blow, the mouthguard will disperse the force and absorb the shock. This can prevent a number of injuries, including oral injuries, facial lacerations, jaw damage and even concussions.
We also offer night guards for patients who suffer from nocturnal bruxism. This condition makes patients clench or grind their teeth unconsciously while they sleep. Teeth grinding can wear down the enamel and cause jaw pain or headaches. Night guards are nighttime mouthguards that are comfortable to wear through the night. They will prevent any damage to the enamel or jaw that would otherwise occur.
At McMillan Family Dental, we make our mouthguards and night guards with high-quality materials and a highly customized fit to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. For more information on our mouthguards or night guards or to schedule your appointment today, please call our dental office at (208) 216-1718.