For all levels of athletes, wearing a protective mouth guard can be the difference between getting right back into the action after a hit and being sidelined with a serious oral injury. Worn over a patient’s teeth, our custom-made, lightweight mouthguards provide superior protection without interfering with the wearer’s normal breathing or speaking. Studies have shown that athletes who wear mouth guards are significantly less likely to experience tooth wear, oral injury, and jaw problems when playing a contact sport. At Irving Dental, we offer mouth guards for both children and adults.
Contact sports and activities present a serious risk of oral injury and structural damage to an athlete’s mouth. By simply wearing a protective mouth guard, these risks can be greatly reduced. It has also been seen that mouth guards reduce the likelihood of an athlete experiencing a concussion or lacerations to their tongue, cheeks and lips.
Our practice also offers night guards for patients suffering from bruxism. This troubling condition occurs when a person clenches and grinds their teeth while sleeping. When this happens, a person can experience excessive tooth wear, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. Night guards can greatly reduce these unpleasant symptoms and possibly eliminate them entirely.
If you would like to receive more information about mouth guards or night guards, please call us at (972) 587-9277 to schedule an appointment.