About Nightguards & Sportsguards
With nightguards and sportsguards from Cornerstone Dental Centre, you get solutions for teeth grinding and protection during sports participation. Custom solutions will be found for you to ensure your comfort.
Avoid Serious Dental Problems with Nightguards
If you constantly grind your teeth it can lead to serious dental problems which wear down your biting surfaces and misaligns your bite. Your jaw gets to move out of balance in severe cases as a result of frequent clenching and grinding. This condition which affects about one-third of the population is more prevalent in women and it is known as bruxism. Clenching and grinding can be a result of chronic stress and high-pressure situations. A conscious attempt to force the upper and lower teeth to touch at all times can cause bruxism in most cases.
We Create Comfortable and Effective Fort Saskatchewan Nightguards
Taking an impression of your teeth, Cornerstone Dental Centre will create a custom-lift, bite absorbing plastic nightguard which can be used day or night. It has been discovered that patients in their sleep can’t control the clenching and grinding and it occurs many times without them realizing.
If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, you may suffer from bruxism:
- Sensitivity in teeth & gums
- Jaw pain
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
- Popping & clicking of jaws
- Tense muscles
- Excessive wear or flatness of teeth
- Worn enamel
- Partially exposed & sensitive tooth interior (dentin)
- Tongue indentations
Prevent Tooth Trauma and Injuries with Sportsguards from Cornerstone Dental Centre
To prevent injuries in many contact sports, soft rubber mouthguards are a requirement. According to the estimation by American Dental Association, over 200,000 injuries can be prevented each year in high school and collegiate football only.
At Cornerstone Dental Centre our professionals have experience in creating custom fitting sports guards which can be worn in athletic and recreational activities to protect your teeth. Many serious injuries that occur when the lower and upper jaw jam can be prevented with these flexible appliances made of plastic.
This also includes:
Incidents of unconsciousness
Cornerstone Dental Centre advises that you wear a sportsguard if there is a chance of you coming in contact with other participants or hard surfaces.
The Following Options Should Be Considered:
As the lowest cost option, this offers minimal protection because the fit adjustment is limited and this makes it the least effective. Speech and breathing may be interfered by the stock sports guard as it requires that the jaw be closed to hold it in place. However, this is not considered acceptable as a facial protective device.
Lined with acrylic or rubber is the boil-and-bite product. Allowed to heat, the protector’s lining material molds your teeth when placed in your mouth.
Custom Made Mouth Protector
A custom made sportsguard can be made for you at Cornerstone Dental Centre. Offering the best protection, fit and comfort level, the appliance is made from a cast to fit your teeth.