You can take all measures to protect your teeth. Flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups are important to keep your oral health in good shape. But some things are out of your control, like nighttime teeth grinding or accidents. At Emerald Hills Dental Centre, we provide mouthguards in Sherwood Park, which can be used to treat bruxing (or grinding) during sleep or as protection for your teeth during intense or contact sports. Your dentist may also recommend a mouthguard to treat temporomandibular jaw joint disorders.
We usually need two appointments to complete your mouthguard fitting. During the first appointment, we take an impression of your teeth and bite. In the following appointment, we insert the mouthguard and provide the necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit and bite.
We provide mouthguards and sports guards for both adults and children who play sports. We advise you to invest in a mouthguard even if your recreational activity isn’t a contact sport. It will only help you reduce any risk of injury to your teeth or to help prevent concussions. Retainers are another oral appliance used to maintain orthodontically treated teeth. Retainers will keep that beautiful smile and straight alignment for years to come.
Talk to Dr. Jaffer to understand if you need a bruxism appliance, sports guard, or retainer. Request your appointment today.