Nightguards & Sports Guards in Burnet, TX
Night grinding is a potentially serious, health-damaging condition. You may not be aware that you're grinding your teeth, but the symptoms will tell a different story. Headaches, tooth pain, jaw discomfort, fractured or unevenly worn teeth can all result from grinding your teeth at night. Dr. Harris will see some of these signs upon examination, but it's important that you mention any of these symptoms as well.
Grinding can result from:
- Stress and worry
- Sleep disorders
- An abnormal bite
- Crooked or missing teeth
Wearing a nightguard in your sleep can protect your teeth and reduce or even eliminate the pain of night grinding. Burnet Dental Center in Burnet, TX, can custom-create a nightguard for your mouth and allow you to enjoy restful sleep free of grinding and pain.
Dental injuries are among the most prevalent sports-related injuries. Studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer mouth injuries without mouthguards. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), sports guards being required for high school and college football helps prevent an estimated 200,000 dental injuries each year.
Mouthguards lower the risk of sustaining mouth, face, and jaw injuries, as well as broken teeth. The basic types of mouthguards include:
- Stock: These preformed mouthguards, available for purchase in stores, may not fill well, reducing their effectiveness.
- Boil and Bite. Also sold in stores, these customizable mouth protectors fit a little better by boiling them and then placing them in the mouth to form.
- Custom-Fitted. While custom-created mouthguards are the most costly, they offer the best fit and protection!
Burnet Dental Center will help you determine the best option for your budget and your needs to protect your smile and preserve your natural teeth.