At Short Pump Family Dentistry, we consider it our responsibility to help protect your smile. While we can’t always prevent tooth damage, there are many times in which we can. Beyond offering preventive treatments to keep your teeth in top health, we can also offer mouth guards to protect your teeth from injury, particularly those caused by bad dental habits or sports. In one easy visit, Dr. Tse can fit you or a member of your family for a custom night guard for teeth grinding or an athletic mouth guard for sports.
If you grind your teeth while you sleep, you are not alone. Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a common habit that many people do involuntarily during the night or in times of stress. Unfortunately, nighttime grinding and clenching can wreak havoc on your dental health. To help you avoid enamel damage, TMJ problems, headaches and other dental related consequences, Dr. Tse can provide you with a comfortable night guard to wear while you sleep.
Do you have a child in sports? Athletic mouth guards aren’t just for football and boxing. Countless athletes can benefit from this important piece of equipment. A custom sports guard can protect the teeth from chips, cracks and avulsion as well as the lips and cheeks from lacerations during play. Recent studies have even suggested that athletic mouth guards help prevent concussions in youth sports.
While there are many boil-and-bite options at the local sporting goods store, we invite you to consider the better return on a custom mouthguard investment from your dentist. We tailor your mouth guard to fit every crevice and groove of your child’s smile, which means it is more comfortable to wear and able to stay in place and do its job.
To learn more about our top-quality night guards and athletic mouth guards in Richmond, call (804) 326-5426 today. We always welcome the opportunity to protect your smile.