Protect Your Beautiful Smile With Bicknell Mouthguards
Custom mouthguards can protect your teeth in ways you might not realize. At Stephen K. Williams DDS & Associates, we make professional-grade mouthguards that can help keep your teeth looking their best and performing the way they should. Below is a partial list of the benefits of our Bicknell mouthguards:Dr. Williams on Mouthguards Read Transcript
When we make the mouthguards in our office for bruxism, the problem is either the clenching or the grinding of the teeth, that’s what causes the damage. The nightguard doesn’t keep you from squeezing together or rubbing, but if it does, it cushions it to where there is no damage to the teeth, and sometimes even when you put the nightguard in, it actually stops whatever it was that was triggering your sensation of wanting to rub your teeth together or clench your teeth together. Clenching is usually some form of stress, but it can also be the way your bite is, that prematurity, or it doesn’t just quite fit together right, and your body is trying to rub or sandpaper that down so it’s not there anymore, and that doesn’t work real well.
As far as athletic mouthguards, competition, football, wrestling, basketball – there was elbows and helmets and a lot of things going on, and we’ve had to fix more than I’d like to admit, broken teeth out of that, so a mouthguard is very, very important if your young athlete is active in sports.
- Teeth protection while playing sports or being active
- Prevention of teeth grinding that can damage enamel
- Avoidance of painful dental emergencies
- Confidence that your teeth and your smile are attractive
Call us today to get your custom mouthguard: (812) 220-0636. We’re located at 511 W. 11th St., just a short drive from North Knox Central Elementary.
Keep Your Smile Intact
Dr. Williams and our team offer two kinds of professionally made mouthguards for teeth protection. The first type of mouthguard is worn while participating in high-impact sports. These are sports where there are frequent changes of speed or direction or where athletes jump or often come into physical contact with each other. Activities with flying pucks and balls can harm your smile as well.
A custom mouthguard from Stephen K. Williams DDS & Associates will fit more comfortably and provide more protection during these high-impact activities than a store-bought mouthpiece will. It will also last longer, paying for itself over time with the reduced likelihood of costly dental damage. Plus, if your child or teen wears orthodontics, the mouthguard can be fitted to accommodate the hardware.
Our second type of mouthguard helps stop teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Although many people unknowingly grind their teeth while sleeping, we often find evidence of this during regular checkups. Left untreated, bruxism can damage your teeth, affecting your bite and opening the door for tooth decay and infection.
However, wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard while you sleep can stop all that. It will fit comfortably in your mouth and won’t interfere with your breathing or sleeping. The soft material will keep your teeth apart and prevent dental damage that you may not even be aware of.
Mouthguards in Bicknell can help you maintain a healthy, functional set of teeth. Call us today at (812) 220-0636 to schedule your consultation.