Do you currently suffer from headaches and jaw pain? If so, Drs. Gregory Camp and Susana Junco may recommend to wear a nightguard for people who experience tooth, jaw, or facial muscle pain. This could be caused by the effects of grinding or clenching your teeth. Depending on the symptoms, we may recommend a full coverage appliance or a partial nightguard, called an NTI appliance.
A nightguard is used to protect your existing healthy teeth. It is a clear, custom-made, thin removable device worn on your upper or lower teeth as you sleep.
Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not. By wearing this nightguard, you protect from enamel loss and reduce the need for crowns and dental extractions in the future.
Sports mouthguards are highly recommended both professional, amateur, and student athletes because they offer the greatest amount of protection for your mouth and teeth. When worn correctly, they can protect against dental trauma, including teeth fractures and soft tissue lacerations.
Here at Charlotte Progressive Dentistry, we can make a custom-fitted sports mouthguard that provides superior protection and fit compared to over the counter "boil and bite" mouthguards. We can even customize the mouthguards to a variety of colors and team logos to fit the personality of all athletes and sports fans!