Do you have a little athlete living at home? Or even a big one? Mouthguards that are fitted by dentists are much more effective in almost every way than the boil-and-bite variety available at sporting goods stores. And if you think you’re just protecting your family’s teeth with a mouthguard, think again. Mouthguards have been shown to lessen the chance of concussions, too!
Maybe you (or someone in your family) grind your teeth? This is a habit we in dentistry call bruxism, and it can cause a lot of problems! If you wake up with a sore jaw or a headache, it may be because you’re clenching or grinding your teeth at night. A custom-fitted bite guard can go a long way toward helping you get the rest you need and saving your teeth from wear.