Using nightguards and mouthguards for sports, bruxism, and TMJ treatment
Using nightguards and mouthguards in dentistry continues to be an effective way to protect your smile. Ormond Beach, Florida, area patients who visit Cooper Dental Group will find that there are benefits to using these appliances, day or night, to protect the smile and reduce complications and symptoms from certain conditions, including TMJ disorder and bruxism.
Nightguards and mouthguards for dental health and wellness
Our team offers special oral appliances for the following concerns:
- Sports mouthguards. Sports mouthguards are an effective way of protecting the smile from unwanted damage caused by a blow to the mouth or teeth during high-contact sports. These customized appliances are created using impressions of your teeth to ensure proper fit and function. These are more effective than boil-and-bite mouthguards found at drugstores which do not provide as much protection as professional-grade options.
- Nightguards for TMJ. Patients diagnosed with TMJ/TMD may find themselves experiencing a wide range of symptoms, from muscle tension to poor bite alignment. The temporomandibular joint can impact one’s quality of life, so treating it with a nightguard is an effective solution for many of our patients at Cooper Dental Group.
- Teeth grinding protection. In addition, our team may suggest using an oral appliance or nightguard for teeth grinding. This condition, also known as bruxism, can cause unwanted wear and tear on the smile and result in the need for dental treatments and therapies. Instead, wearing a nightguard to reduce the tension caused by clenching and grinding the teeth is an excellent way of protecting the smile.
Do I need a mouthguard or a nightguard?
During a consultation visit, Drs. Adam Tow, Ankit Parikh, and Maria Valente of Cooper Dental Group will evaluate your smile and discuss your lifestyle and habits to determine if you could benefit from a special appliance for daytime activities or nighttime protection.
Call Cooper Dental Group to learn more about nightguards and mouthguard!
Patients in and around the area of Ormond Beach, FL, can connect with Cooper Dental Group by calling 386-244-9838 to request an appointment at our office, located at 1275 West Granada Boulevard. We are a family-oriented practice with decades of experience helping others in the practice area, and we love to see you smile! We also serve patients in the surrounding communities of Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Flagler Beach, and Palm Coast, FL.