Have we recently suggested that a mouthguard may be a good idea for your oral health? Maybe you have heard friends or relatives discussing their oral therapy for a particular functional smile problem and wonder if the advantages may work for you. The good news is that when it comes to protecting your smile, guarding it is a simple, noninvasive way to keep it safe from problems like accidental damage. However, you may not know much about this topic. Ready to learn a bit more? Consider a couple reasons a mouthguard may benefit you.
Reason #1: To Treat Bruxism
If you are suffering from bruxism – the habitual grinding or clenching of your teeth – this can lead to significant problems for your smile. For those wearing prosthetics like dental implants – it can negatively affect your dental work as well as your natural teeth. The constant pressure or friction may lead to erosion, sensitivity, fractures, broken teeth, and additional forms of damage (such as the development of TMJ disorder). We encourage you to protect your oral health by learning more from us about wearing a mouthguard during sleep.
Reason #2: To Prevent Activity-Related Damage
How’s your outlook for the summer? Do your plans include a lot of active experiences, from joining a team sport to working out on your own? When you think a strong impact to your teeth is a potential problem in your future (from sports equipment, for example), we strongly encourage you to speak with us about protecting your oral health with a mouthguard. As a result, you may often avoid sudden damage to your smile, which may then require significant treatment for repairs.
ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).