4 Reasons Why You May Need a Mouth Guard

Mouth GuardWhen we’re asleep, we aren’t aware of what we could be doing at times. While you sleep, you can snore, grind your teeth, and do other things without even being aware of it. Mouth guards help protect your teeth while you’re asleep, as well as while you participate in other activities such as physical contact sports. Mouth guards can help you breathe more effectively and speak normally.

What Is a Mouth Guard?

The mouth guard is a protective device that covers your teeth and helps protect them from various different dangers. Children and adults can massively benefit from the protection that mouth guards can offer. Here are 4 reasons why you may need a mouth guard.

Prevents Bruxism

Bruxism, the medical term for the condition when an individual grinds or clenches their teeth and jaws, can happen while you are sleeping or awake. Bruxism is common and typically happens while you’re asleep or stressed out. This will wear down your teeth over time and can present health issues in the future.

Address TMJ Syndrome Symptoms

A mouth guard can help prevent TMJ syndrome, also known as temporomandibular joint pain. A properly fitted mouth guard can help alleviate the symptoms that come with TMJ such as headaches, pain, jaw tension, and more.

Prevent Injury

A mouth guard can help protect your teeth during high physical contact sports or activities. During these activities, the force of physical contact can often lead to many injuries, some of which include a broken or missing tooth. A mouth guard can prevent this.

Eliminate Snoring

Millions of people around the world snore in their sleep every night, which can make getting a good night of rest difficult for their partner. A mouth guard helps eliminate snoring, as well as sleep apnea since a mouth guard repositions your jaw and opens it while you’re asleep.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Dr. Covell and our team of experienced and professional healthcare experts, located in Pasadena, TX, are dedicated to providing you with the best service and care possible. If you are interested in getting a mouth guard or want to learn more about it, give us a call at 713-943-9832 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at www.drcovell.com for more information.

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