Mouthguards play an important role in protecting our mouth and face from damage. At Green Bay Family Dental, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve and Dr. Eric Ulve understand the importance mouthguards play in protecting our teeth, including from high-impact sports during the day or teeth grinding at night. This is especially important for kids as they are often involved in sports and other activities that may result in the loss of teeth if not properly protected. For properly fitted mouthguards or night guards, it is important to find the right family dentist in Green Bay, WI, to meet your dental needs.
When You Should Wear A Mouthguard
Mouthguards and may be worn for a variety of reasons, all of which aim to protect our teeth from damage or injury. Two of the most common reasons for wearing a mouthguard include while playing sports where you are at risk for getting hit in the face and at night if you are prone to grinding your teeth, also called night guards.
Mouthguards for sports may require custom fitting from your family dentist in Green Bay, WI, if you or your child has braces, crowns, or implants that need additional protection or may otherwise not be properly fitted with generic mouthguards. With braces especially during sports play, not only do your teeth and braces need protection from high-impact injuries to the mouth, but your gums also need protection from rubbing or cutting that may occur with contact from the wires of the braces.
Teeth grinding can also cause damage to the surface area of teeth over time, in addition to jaw pain and headaches. Some people may not even know that they are grinding their teeth at night, which is why it is important to see your dentist regularly so that they can check for any wearing down that may show signs of nighttime grinding. With a custom-fitted night guard, your teeth and jaw will be protected from the damage that grinding can cause to your teeth.
If you are interested in getting a custom-fitted mouthguard for sports or night guard to protect against teeth grinding, consider Dr. Eggers-Ulve and Dr. Ulve of Green Bay Family Dental, your family dentist in Green Bay, WI. To get started today, please give us a call at (920) 432-2961.