Protect Your Teeth With Mouthguards in Broken Arrow, OK
Your teeth do a lot for you. They are the stars of your smile. They help you bite and chew the food you eat so you can get the nutrition you need.Doctor John Rogers on Mouthguards Read Transcript
We provide services for patients who suffer from the consequences of parafunctional clenching and grinding, sometimes called a bruxism guard, a night guard, an orthotic. I like to call them orthotic device because it's providing typically multiple modalities of care. We're protecting the teeth from further wear because oftentimes when a patient comes in and needs this service, we've lost significant amounts of enamel due to attrition, and we need to protect the remaining tooth structure that we have. But it also provides a means by which we can position the TMJ in an appropriate position that's more therapeutic and can alleviate pain. So it's the first line of defense in patients with TMD and also protects the teeth. And the reality is a lot of patients need this, and we really try hard to educate our patients on how this can protect their teeth and how this can prevent the symptoms of TMD.
You probably try to protect your smile by brushing, flossing, and getting regular general dental care. But you may need to do more than protect your teeth against tooth decay and cavities. Mouthguards custom-made at our office will:
- Protect your teeth from injuries and accidents
- Prevent wear and tear to your enamel
- Stop the pains that can come from teeth grinding
At LakeCrest Dental, we want to help you protect your teeth from harm. To get one of our custom mouthguards, call 918-205-4492 to plan a visit to our Broken Arrow, OK dentist office.
Win in Your Efforts to Keep Smiling
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy playing sports. Tens of millions of people attend youth and high school sporting events every week. Many adults join recreational leagues to help stay in shape or for the fun of competition.
Does your sport involve running, jumping, physical contact, or objects flying through the air? If so, then you should take steps to protect your teeth when you take the court or the field.
Wearing a mouthguard makes you 60 times less likely to suffer a dental injury. And the best protection comes from a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard, which we can make for you at our office. A custom-made mouthguard is smaller than the boil-and-bite kinds you can find in stores. The custom fit is more comfortable and less likely to interfere with breathing, drinking water, and talking to teammates, too.
Take Advantage of Our Teeth Grinding Treatment
Sports aren’t the only reason to protect your smile. Sometimes the biggest risk is yourself. Millions of Americans grind their teeth together in their sleep. This can wear down the enamel of your teeth, increase your risk of tooth decay and gum infections, and potentially lead to a TMJ disorder. Jaw, face, and neck pains could be a result. So can frequent headaches or earaches.
To help save your teeth, we can create a different kind of mouthguard or NTI splint that you can wear while you are asleep. This creates a barrier between your top and bottom teeth (to stop grinding). It also can alleviate the pressure that leads to the various pains you may feel in and around your jaw.
Before you get in the game or get ready for bed, make sure you are taking steps to protect your smile. Call LakeCrest Dental at 918-205-4492 to get mouthguards for you and your family. We’re located near several schools, including Wolf Creek Elementary School, Oliver Middle School, and Broken Arrow Freshman Academy.