3 Diverse Benefits Of A Custom Mouthguard [BLOG]
As you send the kids back to school, gear up for fall sports conditioning, and settle into a different routine this month, make sure you know how to protect your family’s smiles.
Get a custom mouthguard from Patrick Stuckey, DDS in Ruston, LA so you, and the people you care about most, are safe from the various threats to your oral and overall health!
3 Diverse Benefits Of A Custom Mouthguard
At Patrick Stuckey, DDS, you can be fitted for a custom mouthguard that will protect you in diverse ways.
Here are three of them!
Reason #1 – To Protect An Athlete’s Teeth & Gums
If you have a child athlete in the family, or happen to be one yourself, you need teeth and gums to be fully protected against dental injuries with an athletic mouthguard.
Unlike the mass-produced mouthguards available in stores, a custom mouthguard from an experienced dentist like Dr. Stuckey will fit perfectly, properly, and comfortably so you can breathe, concentrate on the game, and protect your smile from harm!
Reason #2 – To Protect A Teeth Grinder’s Smile
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can have a negative impact on the appearance and health of your smile. What’s more is that grinding and clenching of the teeth and jaw can even be something people don’t even realize they’re doing. In fact, teeth grinding often happens while a person sleeps, so they wake up with a sore jaw or a headache but may not have any idea why.
But your dentist can tell if you’re a teeth grinder! This habit wears down teeth and damages tooth enamel, both of which can leave you vulnerable to bad bacteria.
When there’s access to the inside of a tooth where the pulp, nerves, and root live, bacteria will jump at the chance to infect your mouth and put your healthy smile at risk.
Reason #3 – To Protect A Sleep Apnea Sufferer’s Health
Loud snoring echoing through the house every night is certainly going to disturb an entire family’s restful sleep.
But the snorer, in particular, could face even more dangerous consequences. That’s because this is one of the first signs of sleep apnea, a condition that causes airways to close up and leaves the sufferer fighting for air over and over throughout the night.
Sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems, and even death, if it’s not treated.
Dr. Stuckey can craft an oral appliance that’s worn at night so the upper and lower jaw remain open. That way the sleep apnea sufferer can breathe easily and feel rested and refreshed every morning!
Make An Appointment
Anyone in your family who’s smile, oral health, or restful sleep are threatened deserve to be protected with a custom mouthguard from our Ruston, LA dental office.
We can make sure the fit is comfortable, teeth and gums are safe, and the jaw is positioned appropriately to keep air flowing freely.
Whichever need applies to you, a customized mouthguard is the best defense!