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Mouthguards reduce the risk of mouth, face, and jaw injuries, as well as broken teeth. The basic types of mouthguards include:
- Stock. Sold in stores, these preformed guards may not fit well, reducing the effectiveness.
- Boil and bite. Also sold in stores, these fit a little better by boiling and then inserting in the mouth to form.
- Custom-fitted. Mouthguards that are custom-made are the most expensive but offer the best protection.
Night grinding is a troublesome and often health-damaging condition. You may not be aware that you are grinding your teeth at night, but the symptoms will tell a different story. Headaches, jaw pain, tooth pain, fractured or unevenly worn teeth all can be caused by grinding your teeth at night. Some signs will be visible upon examination by Dr. Lunka but it is important to mention any of these symptoms as well.
Grinding can be caused by:
- Stress, worry
- Sleep disorders
- Abnormal bite
- Missing or crooked teeth
Sleeping with a night guard can protect your teeth and help reduce or even eliminate the pain of night grinding.
Custom Mouthguards Near Me
Top Tooth Pediatric + Teen Dentistry in Charlottesville, VA, can custom-fit a night guard or sports mouthguard to determine the best option for your budget and needs to preserve your natural teeth. Call us at (434) 817-KIDS and schedule your child's dental appointment today!