Did you know that most of the patients we see who grind their teeth aren’t even aware that they do so? That’s right. They grind their teeth in their sleep, which over time can prematurely wear down their teeth enamel, potentially causing pain and increasing their risk for cavities and bite issues.
That’s one of the reasons why we encourage our patients to visit us every six months for a routine dental checkup. Not only will we clean your teeth, but we’ll also perform a complete exam, checking for signs of teeth grinding (also known as bruxism), cavities, and gum disease.
The good news is that Dr. LoCascio can protect your teeth again damage caused by teeth grinding. If we see signs of premature tooth wear, he can have a professional-grade bruxism mouthguard made for you that will keep your teeth apart while you sleep.
Your new mouthguard will provide much better protection than a store-bought appliance. Plus, it will fit better, as it will be custom-made just for your mouth. It will feel more comfortable in your mouth as well, which will encourage you to wear it regularly.
At Highland Advanced Dental Care, we also offer athletic mouthguards to wear while playing sports or being active. The American Dental Association (ADA) advises that athletes who don’t wear mouth protection are 60 times more likely to suffer a dental injury than those who do.
Any sport where there is a flying puck, ball, or other object can potentially cause dental damage. Likewise, if your sport causes you to come in frequent contact with other players or you often jump or quickly change directions, your smile could be at risk.
Talk to our dental team about getting your teeth protected with an athletic mouthguard. The process is as simple as letting Dr. LoCascio examine your mouth and take a set of impressions.
You’ll soon have your new mouthguard and the peace of mind that goes along with it. We can make an athletic mouthguard for just about any sport, as there’s not a one-type-fits-all approach to mouth protection.
Keep your smile healthy and beautiful with mouthguards in White Lake Charter Township. Call us today at 248-329-3552 to schedule an appointment!