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2 Good Reasons To Get A Custom Mouthguard This Spring! [BLOG]

Thank goodness for spring!

As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, we can finally leave the confines of the indoors and enjoy a brighter, more active lifestyle for the next several months. What a welcome change this season can be after a long, dreary winter!

But along with all that extra activity comes certain risks to your dental health.

That’s why our team at Stephen K. Williams DDS & Associates wants to remind you about ways you can benefit from one of our custom-made mouthguards this time of year!

2 Good Reasons To Get A Custom Mouthguard

Here are two good reasons to visit our Bicknell, IN dentist office for a custom mouthguard this season!

Reason #1 – To Protect Your Smile From Sports Injuries

You or someone in your family might participate in a high-impact or contact sport this spring, like:

 

*Baseball

*Softball

*Field hockey

*Soccer

*Track and field

 

If that’s the case, even if the school, coach, or organization doesn’t require it, you’re better off with a custom athletic mouthguard to keep teeth and gums safe from injuries.

Vigorous movement, speed, flying balls, swinging bats, or close proximity to other athletes can all put your smile at risk from blunt force, and a properly-fitted mouthguard offers the right kind of protection against, cracked, broken, or knocked-out teeth.

Reason #2 – To Protect Your Smile From Teeth Grinding

There’s a habit many people have that puts their teeth at risk, and they don’t even know it.

Bruxism is a fancy word for teeth grinding, something you might not be aware that you’re doing since it’s often done during sleep.

You might experience some of the symptoms that come with bruxism, like:

 

*Increased tooth sensitivity or pain

*Soreness in your jaw, face, or neck

*Lockjaw

*Frequent headaches

*Problems with your bite alignment

*Pain or discomfort while chewing

 

But even if you do show any of these signs, you may not connect the dots and assume you’re grinding your teeth.

That’s another reason to keep up with routine dental cleanings and exams. Our highly-trained professionals can spot other signs of bruxism, like worn or damaged teeth.

If we see the evidence, we can create a custom mouthguard for you to wear while you sleep so that you’re unable to bring your upper and lower jaw together to grind your teeth. The customization makes for a comfortable fit so you can sleep undisturbed, find relief from the painful symptoms of bruxism, and protect your teeth from harm.

Protect Your Smile Now!

We all face dental problems now and then, but when you protect your teeth and gums with a custom mouthguard, the likelihood of constantly putting out fires with your oral health decreases significantly.

And your healthy, beautiful smile is definitely worth the investment!

Protect it with a mouthguard from Stephen K. Williams DDS & Associates. Call our Bicknell, IN dental office today at 812-220-0636 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.

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