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Times Where a Mouth Guard Could Help Protect Your Mouth Outside of Sports


Posted on 6/13/2018 by Scott Redlinger
Mouth Guard Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center NV 89511Mouth guards can be very helpful devices. They help with numerous different ailments. Many people turn to custom made mouth guards when they play contact sports, because they are able to hold the teeth securely in place, even when there is contact.

However, there are other times where mouth guards can also come in handy, that have nothing to do with sports.

Mouth Guards Can Help Protect Your Oral Health

One of the more common times to use a custom mouth guard outside of sports is if you suffer from bruxism. This is the practice of both grinding and clenching your teeth tightly together.

This causes extensive damage to your teeth, especially if it goes undiagnosed or untreated for an extended period of time. A custom mouth guard can be made for your specific teeth and worn during times where you would otherwise be grinding or clenching your teeth.

Another time where a mouth guard would be helpful is if you suffered from sleep apnea.

Then, you have a custom oral appliance made to fit into your mouth that helps to jut your bottom jaw forward. What happens is when you lie on your back, there are times where your tongue and throat slide downwards thanks to gravity.

If you are wearing a custom mouth guard jutting your bottom jaw forward, it keeps this from happening. This allows you to breathe without obstruction, stopping your sleep apnea.

When you find yourself in need of a custom mouth guard, you want to call us. We can help get the right type of mouth guard for your needs, plus make sure it is fitted to only your mouth. We will use a custom mold to make the mouth guard for you. Call on us today to find out more!

Scott M. Redlinger, DMD, MD

(775) 430-5355