Brushing, flossing, and visiting us for regular dental exams are important ways to protect your smile. Those good habits won’t help you, though, if you suffer a blow to the face or similar injury while playing sports. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, up to 39 percent of all dental injuries are sports related. Fortunately, our Claremore mouthguards can prevent you from becoming an unfortunate statistic.Doctor Tygran Pahlevanyan on mouthguards for Bruxism and TMJ Read Transcript
We do a lot of mouthguards for bruxism and TMJ. I think nowadays everybody has a very stressful life, and with stress comes grinding and clenching, which can have long-term effects, negative effects, on your teeth, and so diagnosing that early and giving them mouthguards, I think, is very important, and we do focus on that a lot.
While you can purchase an athletic mouthguard at sporting goods stores, it won’t protect you as well as a mouthguard made specifically for you using impressions of your teeth. A custom mouthguard:
- Fits Better – A custom mouthguard will stay in your mouth. You won’t find yourself clenching your teeth to keep it in place.
- Is More Comfortable – You’ll find it easier to drink water and talk to your teammates. A comfortable fit also means you’ll wear it more consistently.
- Can Be Customized – We can get a mouthguard in your team colors for you. Show your team pride!
To schedule a fitting for a custom athletic mouthguard, call 918-921-9583.
Stop Teeth Grinding & Resulting Damage With a Custom Mouthguard
Sports aren’t the only way you can damage your teeth. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who grind their teeth in their sleep, you could be hurting your smile. The destructive habit, called bruxism, wears down your enamel. This leaves you more prone to tooth decay and gum disease and can even lead to a painful TMJ disorder.
Dr. Tygran Pahlevanyan can fit you for a different kind of mouthguard that you can wear in your sleep. It will prevent you from teeth grinding and also relieve the pressure that may be irritating your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and causing your jaw pain.
For more information on different kinds of mouthguards in Claremore, call LakeCrest Dental at 918-921-9583. You can also schedule an appointment online. No matter why you need a mouthguard, we can help!