Bright32 – Preventative Dentistry – SHORELINE, WA
Mouth Guards in Shoreline, WA
Why You Need To Talk To Dr. Jordan Brenner Before Buying A Mouth Guard
A custom mouth guard can help support the teeth and offer the best type of protection for your teeth compared to an over-the-counter type of appliance. The major problem with store-bought mouth guards is that they are softer and not well-fitted to protect your teeth in the most effective way.
Many people who grind at night will wear a stock mouth guard, which can do more harm than good if you are living with an undiagnosed sleep disorder. Since most over-the-counter solutions are softer, most people tend to clench and grind harder, which results in your muscles working harder creating headaches and TMJ related issues.
The most important thing we do in life is breathe. Before putting anything into our mouth that can hinder or worsen that ability, it is always best to speak to a dental professional. If you suffer from clenching and grinding at night, or feel a night guard is needed, contact Bright 32 Family Dentistry to set up your virtual consultation with Dr. Brenner to discuss your options.
Mouthguards at Bright 32
Our office helps design and fabricate athletic mouth guards and night guards for people who experience grinding and clenching or wish to protect their teeth while playing sports or other activities.
Athletic Mouth guards:
A sports guard will protect your teeth, jaw, and gums from trauma and gives you the confidence to play your hardest knowing your smile is protected. A custom athletic mouth guard is well-fitted, slim, and contains the proper thickness to avoid an oral injury.
Grinding and clenching at night time is a common habit, but it is not normal. For some people, a night guard may be appropriate depending on the underlying cause of teeth grinding, but for others, a night guard won’t offer the protection needed. Many times, grinding and clenching is a sign of a sleep disorder and can affect our most important asset, our breathing. A consult will help determine if a custom night guard is right for you or if you need an evaluation for a sleep disorder.
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Benefits of Mouthguards
- Custom mouthguards offer the greatest comfort and stability
- Prevents wearing down of teeth and dental prosthetics
- Protection of your jaw, teeth, gums, and bone in athletics
Why is a custom mouthguard the best option?
A custom mouth guard will offer the best type of protection because we carefully design it from a mold of your teeth. It will fit comfortably to play sports or to get a good night’s rest.
What is the mouthguard process like?
What is the cost of a mouth guard?
Exact pricing for your treatment can only be determined after an exam. At Bright 32 we accept most major dental insurances, offer an in-office membership program, as well as provide flexible financing options to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. We work with all of our patients to fit costs into your budget and find a plan that works for YOU!