Night Guards and Athletic Mouth Guards in West Chester

 

night guards in west chesterWe all grind our teeth when we’re concentrating intently or are under stress. Chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) is a problem that causes painful symptoms like headaches and neck pain. Grinding your teeth (bruxing) also leads to abnormal wearing of teeth and problems with the TMJ or temporomandibular joint.

If the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism are disrupting your life, call West Chester, OH dentist Dr. Joel R. Koch. You may be grinding your teeth while you sleep and not even know you’re doing it, but a customized mouth guard made using impressions of your teeth can reduce grinding and the symptoms it produces.

Why Do I Grind My Teeth?

The first step is to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Koch. He’ll talk to you about your symptoms and evaluate your teeth, jaws, and dental bite to find out why you’re grinding your teeth. In many cases, we find that chronic teeth grinding is a result of:

  • Muscle tension
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Misaligned dental bite
  • Injury or trauma to the TMJ

A misaligned bite is a problem because your teeth may not meet evenly on both sides of your mouth when you bite down. This places excessive force on one side of your mouth and can lead to overuse

You may also clench or grind the teeth on the affected side of your mouth. This puts pressure on your jaw joint and on teeth that were never meant to absorb that kind of force and can lead to broken down or worn teeth and may be why you experience headaches and neck pain.

Protect Your Oral Health with Athletic Mouth Guards

athletic night guards in west chesterDental injuries are all too common when playing sports without using a mouth guard.

Some estimates say that nearly 40 percent of all dental trauma is sports-related and that 80 percent of these injuries affect at least one of the front teeth. Protecting your family’s teeth with customized sports guards at our West Chester dental office is an easy way to avoid dental injuries and costly dental treatment to repair them.

Since we customize your mouth guards using impressions we take of your teeth, they are far superior to the generic versions you can purchase over-the-counter. Our sports guards are made of a much sturdier material, and the result is superior protection for you and your children.

Please Contact Our Office

If you notice the symptoms of teeth grinding, or you want to protect your family’s smiles with a high-quality custom sports guard, please call our West Chester dental office. Dr. Koch and our team look forward to helping you get the relief and protection you need!

 

Protect Your Oral Health with Athletic Mouth Guards

Unfortunately, dental injuries are often a consequence of playing sports—contact with hard surfaces, collisions with other players, and falls can all lead to dental trauma. Estimates indicate that close to 40% of dental trauma occurs during sports, and 80% of these injuries affect at least one of the front teeth. When you look at these statistics, it’s easy to see how important it is to protect your family's teeth with a mouth guard during athletic activities. 

Since we use impressions of your teeth, our athletic mouth guards are much more effective than generic guards purchased over-the-counter. They’re also made of a much more rigid material, and the result is superior protection for you and your children.

Please Contact Our Office

If you’re bothered by teeth grinding or you just need a high-quality sports guard to keep your family’s teeth safe and healthy, please call our West Chester dental office. Dr. Koch and our team look forward to helping you get the relief you need!