Mouth guards are special oral appliances that are worn by athletes who play contact sports. By wearing one of these devices, an individual is much less likely to sustain a serious oral injury or experience major dental damage.
With the widespread prevalence of injuries in sports, taking every precaution possible is extremely important. That is why we strongly urge any patient who participates in contact sports or activities to consider the use of a mouth guard.
Some of the injuries that can be prevented by using a mouth guard include:
The mouth guards we offer at Buffalo Creek Dental are custom-made to provide an optimal fit. This helps to ensure maximum comfort and protection. We build our mouth guards from high-quality, lightweight materials in order to prevent them from causing interference with the user’s normal breathing or speaking; however, they still offer impressive strength and durability to withstand frequent use.
As custom-made devices, a patient will need to make two visits to our practice to receive an athletic mouth guard. During the first visit, we take impressions of the patient’s teeth. We then forward these impressions to a dental laboratory so that the appliance can be built. Once the device is ready, the patient can return to have the mouth guard fitted. Our mouth guards are suitable for recreational and professional athletes of all skill levels, and they can be used by both children and adults.
Buffalo Creek Dental also offers a protective guard that is used for treating bruxism, a condition that occurs when a person unknowingly clenches and grinds their teeth while they are asleep. Night guards can help prevent serious dental damage that can arise when this problem occurs. Studies have shown that night guards can greatly reduce the risk of chipped and cracked teeth, jaw discomfort, frequent headaches, tooth fractures and damaged tooth enamel.
Keep your teeth safe with a custom-fit mouth guard from Buffalo Creek Dental. We offer athletic mouth guards and night guards to ensure that your teeth are protected from any harm. Our team looks forward to helping you protect your smile. Please call us at 405-293-4735 to schedule an appointment.