One of the best ways to prevent serious oral injury when playing a contact sport is to wear a protective mouth guard. These lightweight devices are worn over a person’s teeth, providing the wearer with outstanding oral protection. Mouth guards typically feel very comfortable inside the mouth, and they do not interfere with the user’s ability to speak or breathe. Studies have proven that athletes who wear mouth guards are less likely to experience tooth wear, oral injury, and jaw problems when they take a direct impact to the mouth. At Bosler Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer mouth guards custom made for both children and adults.
Mouth guards are used by both professional and amateur athletes who participate in a variety of sports and activities. It is critical that athletes wear mouth guards to prevent oral injury and structural damage to the mouth. Additional studies have shown that mouth guards also reduce the likelihood of concussion or lacerations to the tongue, cheeks and lips.
Bosler Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry also offers special mouth guards that are designed to be worn while sleeping. Night guards are used to address the issue of bruxism, a common sleeping disorder that affects millions of people. Bruxism refers to the habit of clenching and grinding one’s teeth while asleep. This condition can lead to excessive tooth wear, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. By wearing a night guard, it is possible to significantly reduce these unpleasant symptoms or even eliminate them entirely.
Dr. Bosler has been named the best dentist in Solano County, California for seven years running! If you would like to learn more about mouth guards and night guards, please call our practice at (707) 244-1164 to schedule an appointment.