You can’t have a beautiful, healthy smile without protecting your teeth. A healthy diet and a good at-home oral hygiene routine protect your smile by reducing your risk for common dental ailments like cavities and gum disease. However, that may not be enough. At Hillstream Dental, we recommend that many of our patients wear a nightguard, a mouthguard, or both.
Why Should I Wear a Nightguard or Mouthguard?
Even though tooth enamel is the hardest surface in your body, it can be damaged. Nightguards and mouthguards help protect your teeth from the wear and tear that occurs from things like nighttime teeth-grinding or contact sports. By wearing one, you can avoid the painful and costly experience of cracking or otherwise damaging a tooth.
Why Should I Get a Custom-Made Mouthguard?
For some people, a store-bought mouthguard may be sufficient. However, the process of making a mouthguard at home is often messy. Even worse, it can be tough to achieve the right fit. You might find yourself making multiple attempts, or even starting over. When you get a custom mouthguard from our team at Hillstream Dental, you can rest assured that it fits properly and provides the maximum amount of protection for you and your family members. Additionally, you are more likely to wear a mouthguard that is comfortable.
How Do I Know if I Need a Nightguard or a Mouthguard?
If you are wondering whether you are a good candidate for a nightguard or mouthguard, we can help you decide. We’ll ask you about your habits and examine your teeth for any signs of wear. If you do decide to get one, there’s a good chance we can make it during that same appointment.
Protect Your Smile in Rochester Hills & St. Claire Shores
Caring for your pearly whites means more than just brushing and flossing or watching your diet. A nightguard or mouthguard can protect your teeth from damage due to impact so you can show off your beautiful smile for years to come. The price of the protection is often made up for by money not spent on emergency care. To ask our team any questions or to schedule your next appointment, call us today!