Unfortunately, during routine dental cleanings and exams, we often find that a patient is suffering from abnormal tooth wear; their teeth are simply too worn for their age or they’re worn in an abnormal pattern.
This wear is generally caused by teeth grinding while the patient is sleeping – usually without their awareness. Over time, teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) can wear down a tooth’s enamel and leave it more susceptible to decay and disease. At this point, restorative dental work such as a new crown may be required to repair the damage.
The good news is that a bruxism mouthguard from Highland Advanced Dental Care can help prevent this damage. Worn while sleeping, it will keep your teeth from touching and help you avoid wear and tear caused by teeth grinding. It’s a simple solution that can provide big benefits when it comes to the long-term health of your teeth.
When you come in for a consultation, Dr. LoCascio and our team will examine your teeth and mouth, take a set of impressions, and have a professional mouthguard made for you. Compared to a store-bought appliance, it will provide better protection, fit more comfortably, and last longer. It’s the best solution to prevent tooth enamel damage caused by bruxism.
We also offer custom mouthguards to wear while playing sports. Most active people aren’t aware of this alarming fact: The American Dental Association (ADA) says that athletes who don’t wear mouth protection are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injury than those who do.
With statistics like that, there’s simply no good reason to put your smile at risk. A professionally made mouthguard will help you avoid teeth damage and dental emergencies.
Dr. LoCascio can fit you with a mouthguard tailored to your sport of choice. Just as there are different types of head and body protection for individual sports, there are different levels of protection for your teeth.
He and our team will make sure you get a mouthguard that will give you the best protection and the best fit possible. You’ll have the peace of mind to go and play your best, knowing that your pearly whites are in good shape!
When you need mouthguards in Parshallville, turn to the dentist office that area residents have trusted for many years. Call Highland Advanced Dental Care today at 248-329-3552.