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What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Mouth Guard?

January 25, 2022
Posted By: White Bear Smiles
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The health of our teeth and gums is integral to our overall general health and wellness. Perhaps an overlooked part of dentistry is the mouthguard. At White Bear Smiles, we offer Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™ to protect your smile from damage, stress, and injury.

Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard

Mouthguards are beneficial for people of all ages and for many reasons. 

#1 Protect Your Teeth Against Damage

Patients with teeth grinding and clenching habit (bruxism) can develop serious dental issues. The teeth can wear down and increase the risk of harming the tooth roots, leading to sensitivity, pain, and decay. 

A sports guard also protects the mouth from injury or trauma during physical activities and contact sports. 

#2 Prevent or Eliminate Jaw and Tooth Pain 

Grinding and clenching your teeth can lead to tooth pain, headaches, dental wear, and jaw pain and soreness. Mouthguards provide a cushion between the teeth and gently move the jaws to a more natural, comfortable position. 

#3 Customized to Fit Your Unique Bite  

Your dentist can create a custom mouth guard for you to have a precise and comfortable fit. We will take impressions of your mouth, and our dental lab partners will fabricate your mouth guard to meet our exact specifications. 

#4 Reduce Headaches and Migraines  

Clenching and grinding teeth stress the jaw joints (TMJ) and disrupt their essential function and strength. Some patients who have a bruxing habit may experience migraines and headaches, making normal daily activities a challenge. Mouthguards place a gentle barrier between the teeth to alleviate the pressure on the jaws and facial muscles. 

#5 Promote Restful Sleep  

Wearing a nightguard may help you have a more restful night of sleep as it prevents the jaws from bearing down with extreme force. As a result, the muscles in your face, jaws, neck, and shoulders will relax their tension. 

Get Your Custom Mouth Guard at White Bear Smiles Today!

Do you play sports or grind and clench your teeth? Please contact our dental office today to learn more about our mouthguards in White Bear Lake. Dr. Paul Anderson and our White Bear Smiles team are committed to providing comprehensive general dentistry in White Bear Lake. 

We look forward to caring for your smile!

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