Mouth Guards

Dentist in Kirkwood, MO

Mouth Guards - Kirkwood, MO

Our teeth are prone to a lot of wear and tear over the course of our lifetime.  Examples include: clenching or grinding from stress or trauma from sports. It is important to know if you’re at risk, and your dentist can evaluate this for you.

Mouthguards - Dentist in Kirkwood, MO

Mouth Guards for Sports

Mouth guards are a protective device worn over the teeth. They can protect your teeth and gums from injury during contact sports, such as football and rugby, or even non-contact sports like gymnastics. Mouth guards can also help keep your jaw from getting tired during the course of a long game.

Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding

Your mouth can be protected from trauma or wear with custom mouth guards specific to you. They are custom-made by Dr. Victoria Daugherty and are specifically designed to your mouth’s needs. 

As dental health care providers, we have seen a lot of tooth wear related to stress, especially these last couple of years, including: thinning teeth, tooth cracks, and broken teeth. 

The increase in high-stress is one of the key reasons for the increase in tooth wear. It’s important to remember that teeth are not like nails or hair. They can’t really “grow back.” The most important action an individual can take is to reduce their level of stress, which will reduce the rate of tooth damage.

Prevention

It is important to address and fix tooth damage as soon as possible. Fixing cavities and addressing tooth sensitivity and decay early can help to prevent the onset of gum disease, which is very painful and may even result in the loss of teeth.

Gum disease will cause the tooth to break down and it will become sensitive to hot or cold foods. The best thing you can do for your teeth is keep them clean, brush twice a day, rinse with mouthwash, use dental floss, and schedule regular dental visits.

If you have been experiencing stress in your life, it is important to get your teeth evaluated for a protective guard. Prevention is easier than trying to treat the damage after it is done. We always evaluate your teeth for signs of tooth wear or trauma at your regular exams so please let us help keep your teeth protected.

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