A night guard is a removable oral appliance that protects your teeth from the harmful effects of bruxism — the chronic grinding and clenching of your teeth. Grinding your teeth while you sleep can lead to a variety of health problems, including:
Bruxism also puts a lot of excess wear and tear on your teeth, which can prematurely wear them down.
A night guard fits snugly over your teeth and keeps them slightly separated while you sleep. While it doesn’t cure the underlying condition that might be causing your bruxism, a night guard does help mitigate its effects by putting a thin layer of flexible plastic between your teeth. That way, your teeth are grinding against a more pliable surface, rather than grinding against each other.
Night guards are comfortable, minimally invasive, and incredibly beneficial to your smile and overall oral health.
Sports accidents are one of the most common causes of broken teeth and dental emergencies, which isn’t surprising when you consider how much movement and potential for impact damage many sports entail.
A sports guard is a removable oral appliance that you wear over your teeth to keep your smile protected when you’re playing sports. It’s made from a smooth, flexible plastic that provides cushioning for your teeth and protects them from physical trauma.
Getting a night guard or sports guard at Genesis Dental is a quick and easy process. Your dentist simply takes an impression of your smile and sends it off to a lab. The lab custom fabricates your night guard or sports guard so that it fits snugly over your teeth and comfortably in your mouth.
Some night guards and sports guards even use a reshapable material so that you don’t have to get an entirely new appliance if you get dental work or changes to your smile.
Don’t wait any longer to give your smile the protection it deserves. Schedule your night guard or sports guard visit with Genesis Dental today.
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