Dental Mouth Guards for
Teeth Grinding & Sports
Enamel may be the hardest substance in the human body, but it can still be damaged by excessive pressure. Once enamel is compromised, it is easy for bacteria to set in and cause tooth decay. Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM offers custom-made mouth guards to protect the enamel of athletes and teeth grinders alike.
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Teeth Grinding/Bruxism Symptoms
The most common reason people need protective mouth guards is for bruxism, but many people are not even aware that they clench or grind their teeth. Symptoms that may indicate unconscious grinding include:
- Morning headaches
- Upper back and neck pain
- Sore jaw muscles
How Protective Mouth Guards Work
Protective mouth guards are molded to fit your teeth. The plastic material creates a barrier between enameled surfaces and absorbs and distributes the pressure of grinding and clenching. In addition to providing protection from teeth grinding, mouth guards also protect athletes’ teeth from forceful collisions common in contact sports like football, soccer, basketball, rugby, lacrosse and wrestling.
In order to be effective, protective mouth guards must be worn consistently at night or during sports. Many over-the-counter mouth guards are minimally customizable, and the poor fit discourages regular wear. Fife Dental Care provides protective mouth guards customized to fit your teeth and bite, giving you the most comfortable fit.