Mouth Guards

You can protect your teeth from damage of all sorts with customized mouth guards from Zoma Dental in West Bloomfield Township. Whether you grind your teeth, play a sport, or have other oral health problems that require you to protect your teeth from themselves, the right kind of mouth guard can prevent problems from developing or reduce the severity of mouth injuries.

Fix Teeth Grinding and Clenching with a Night Guard

Grinding and clenching the teeth together is known as bruxism, or sleep bruxism since it usually occurs at night. If you are one of the many people who suffer from bruxism, a customized night guard can give you relief – and save you from a great deal of oral health problems and discomfort, including:

  • Broken teeth
  • Damaged dental work
  • Gum recession
  • Enamel erosion
  • Sore jaw
  • TMD cause by TMJ problems
  • Worn teeth
  • Clicking or popping jaw joints
  • Inflammation
  • Tenderness when biting or chewing
  • Migraines and tension headaches

The relief that a customized night guard delivers is instantaneous. And while any dental problems you have already developed because of the teeth grinding will need to be addressed, you can trust that they will not be worsened by your continuing condition when you have a mouth guard in place.

Protect Your Teeth While Playing Sports

Strong, reliable, fitted mouth guards protect the teeth and gums of the athletes among us. Even if you don’t play a contact sport, collisions and falls happen on the field or court. Having a customized sports guard for your teeth is an essential piece of equipment, just like a helmet or uniform.

Any direct impact to the mouth can lead to serious dental damage, including:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Dislodged teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken braces
  • Damaged bite
  • Compromised alignment
  • Cut lips or soft tissue
  • Jaw damage
  • Nerve damage

While protective sports guards are typically mandatory for high-contact sports like football and hockey, every game is safter when you wear a mouth guard. It’s especially important to opt for a professional-grade bite guard. Choosing a boil-and-bite mouth guard you can buy in the pharmacy might save money, but it can actually leave the wearer more susceptible to injury because it does not absorb shock or limit movement in the same way a professional-made mouth guard does.

Invest in a Professional-Grade Mouth Guard

Mouth guards can be purchased over the counter and many people try this option at the start of their problems to ease their bruxism symptoms or safeguard their teeth from injuries in sports. However, an over-the-counter mouth guard is thin, wears out quickly, is not precise, and doesn’t provide a high level of comfort or effectiveness. 

A full-coverage night guard protects your upper and lower teeth from each other. Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to create a personalized fit and a mouth guard that directly addresses your pain and discomfort.

You only get one set of adult teeth. Bypass the convenience of a drugstore dental appliance and invest in a professional-grade mouth guard to protect your teeth and overall oral health. Your West Bloomfield dentist will deliver an impeccable mouth guard that reduces the stress on your teeth and gums and relieves you from chronic pain.

Visit Your West Bloomfield Dentist for a Mouth Guard

Even if you wear a retainer or Invisalign aligners, these are not insurance against damage from bruxism or sports injuries. Talk to your West Bloomfield dentist about how to protect your teeth if you play a sport, grind your teeth, or are having a period of high stress that is taking its toll on your oral health.

Schedule a consultation with Zoma Dental today and get relief from your pain and discomfort and on the path to a healthier, stronger smile.