Protect Your Smile Investment
Mouth guards are essential for protecting your teeth and oral health during sports and other physical activities. At North Mississippi Family Dentistry, we offer night and sports guards to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Types of Mouth Guards
Mouth guards are dental appliances typically made of EVA — or polyethylene-polyvinyl acetate, a type of soft, flexible, rubber-like plastic — that cover and protect your teeth from a number of potential long-term concerns or even immediate dangers.
Let’s look at two types of mouth guards available at our Tupelo office.
Night guards are dental appliances you wear to sleep that prevent teeth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism. Bruxism can lead to dental problems, including tooth sensitivity, chipped or cracked teeth, and jaw pain. By wearing a night guard, you can protect your teeth and prevent these issues from occurring.
At North Mississippi Family Dentistry, we offer custom-made night guards specifically tailored to fit your teeth. We use high-quality materials that make your night guard comfortable enough to sleep in yet durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of nightly use.
Our team of dental professionals in Tupelo will work with you to ensure that your night guard fits properly and provides the maximum level of protection for your teeth.
Sports guards, also known as mouthguards, are devices that protect your teeth, lips, cheeks, and tongue from injury. Many people use sports guards in high-impact sports such as football, hockey, and rugby, but they can also be beneficial for any activity with a risk of dental injury.
At North Mississippi Family Dentistry, we offer custom-made sports guards to fit easily over your teeth, even if you're wearing braces. Our sports guards are made from durable materials that can withstand the impact of physical activities, providing maximum protection for your teeth and oral health.
Our dental team can work with athletes of all ages and skill levels to ensure you receive the best protection for your teeth while participating in sports.
Benefits of Mouth Guards
Mouth guards offer a range of benefits for patients of all ages and activity levels. Here are just a few of the reasons why wearing a mouth guard is a good idea:
- Protection from dental injuries: Mouth guards provide a barrier between your teeth and potential sources of impact, reducing the risk of dental injuries such as chipped or broken teeth.
- Protection from soft tissue injuries: Mouth guards can also protect your lips, cheeks, and tongue from cuts, bruises, and other soft tissue injuries that can occur during physical activities.
- Protection from jaw pain and headaches: Night guards can help alleviate bruxism symptoms, including jaw pain and headaches.
- Improved performance: By providing a stable base for teeth and jaws, sports guards can help athletes perform better and with greater confidence.
- Long-term oral health: By preventing dental injuries and maintaining the integrity of your teeth, mouth guards can help to promote long-term oral health and reduce the need for costly dental procedures in the future.
Keep Your Smile Safe
At North Mississippi Family Dentistry, we’re committed to providing the highest level of dental care and protection for your smile. Whether you need a night guard to protect your teeth from bruxism or a sports guard to shield your teeth during physical activities, our team of dental professionals can provide you with a custom-made mouth guard tailored to your unique needs.
Wearing a mouth guard can protect your teeth, reduce your risk of injury, and promote long-term oral health. If you want to learn more about our mouth guards, schedule an appointment with our Tupelo office today.