We offer dental appliances such as bite guards and mouth guards to protect the smiles of Deep River.
Bite guards may be offered to patients who are experiencing headaches, sore jaws which are caused by teeth clenching and grinding.
Night teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can lead to:
- earaches or headaches
- sore and stiff jaw muscles
- clicking or tenderness in your jaw joints
- difficulty chewing
- difficulty opening and closing your mouth
- neck and shoulder pain
How do you treat bruxism?
Understanding the source of your bruxism pain is important for both you and your dentist. Relieving symptoms can be done through stretching and relaxing muscles through certain exercises. Pain medication along with a bite guard may also be recommended to help relieve symptoms.
The bite guard, also known as splint therapy, will help you break the cycle of teeth clenching and grinding.
How do night guards work?
A night guard (also called a bite guard) helps by propping open your teeth and providing protection from direct wear. Grinding that occurs while you sleep will wear down the appliance instead of your teeth.
Why need a mouth guard?
Mouth guards, also known as sports guards, are important to protect your children's teeth during activities. Patients as young as 5 years old can receive mouth guards for protection.
We want to protect the smiles of your children. Since many sports use mouth guards, we recommend your child have a good fitting, custom mouth guard.
How do we make mouth guards?
At Wellspring Dental, we make a mouth guard that is custom to your child's teeth. We will take an impression of your child's teeth and create a customized mouth guard to fit their mouth.