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Why You Should Be Considering a Mouthguard!

Woman wearing mouthguard

At Purity Dental we offer a range mouthguards to best suit your needs. This could include protective retainer, athletic mouthguard and even custom bite splints. While you may feel it to be easier to get these appliances over-the-counter, let us assure you that a professionally fitted mouthguard would be far more efficient than a generic appliance bought from a store. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider investing in a mouthguard:

Lesser risk of concussion

Are you an athlete? Did you know that an athletic mouthpiece isn’t just useful for preventing you from chipping your teeth? It can also give you protection from concussions and most people aren’t aware of this! Essentially, a well-fitted guard can prevent any impact on your skull made from the rear of your mandible. The chances of brain trauma are greatly reduced.

Manage TMJ Pain

Are you suffering from TMJ disorder? This means that even the slightest contraction of the jaw muscles can bring about pain and even headaches and migraines. We recommend investing in a bite split to prevent any engagement from the jaw and relieve any tension around the face.

Protect your cosmetic treatments

Have your recently gone through a smile makeover and had cosmetic dental treatments? Be it veneers, porcelain crowns or any other type of dental work, if you want to get the most out of your investment and avoid any unnecessary damage, we advise wearing a protective splint for when you sleep!

Avoid grinding/clenching

Grinding and clenching is a common habit that can easily lead to worn teeth. If you want to relieve your teeth of this added pressure and don’t want them becoming flattened or chipped, we recommend wearing a protective night guard. Your teeth may be extremely durable but they can’t withstand constant tooth-on-tooth wear!

No matter your age, a mouthguard is one of the best ways to protect your smile. Talk to our team at Purity Dental for more information!