There are two common ways in which we harm our teeth: playing sports, and grinding and clenching while we sleep. Sometimes our teeth are injured in an instant, but they can also be damaged so slowly that we don’t realize until it’s serious.
At DeCo Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can fit you for custom sports guards and bite appliances that help to protect your teeth from both types of damage.
"Bruxism" is the technical term for when you clench or grind your teeth while your sleep. Bruxism can cause chipped teeth, damaged fillings, painful headaches, and it can even loosen your teeth. Our team can fit you with a custom bite appliance that will protect your teeth from being damaged while you sleep.
Sports often leave your teeth vulnerable — particularly contact sports such as rugby, hockey and football. We can fit athletes with sports guards to protect their teeth from injury during physical activity.
If you play sports or suffer from clenching and teeth grinding, contact DeCo Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to discuss creating custom sports guards or bite appliances to protect your teeth from harm.