Those who are active in sports and compete regularly are generally at the risk of damaging their teeth. A mouthguard does more than you think for an active person. It cushions the blow to the face and reduces the risk of suffering traumas that are common during physical activities. A mouthguard can guard your teeth against any permanent damage. Since it acts as a shock-absorbent, it can even protect you from minor brain injuries.
Triton Dental recommends mouthguards to all the active people. In addition to that, we also suggest that those who are suffering from TMD, bruxism or have snoring problems should consult us in Surrey, BC. There are various nightguards and anti-snoring devices that we can prescribe to you. A mouthguard can make your life safer and easier. Consult us to know which one is the best fit for you.
Sleeping is a necessary activity for our bodies. Our cells replenish themselves while we are in the state of rest. Not getting the recommended amount of sleep can lead to various problems like high blood pressure, obesity, heart diseases and depression. You can even hallucinate if you are sleep deprived. Lack of sleep could be from stress, snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). You must get a proper diagnosis done to identify what is causing your sleep disturbance. There are various sleep studies that you can participate in.
While there can be various underlying health issues causing sleep disturbance, one of the most common ones is snoring. It not only makes you feel uncomfortable while sleeping but also disturbs the person sleeping next to you. Triton Dental offers anti-snoring appliances that can rectify snoring. These appliances can reposition the jaw and open the airways for unobstructed breathing while reducing snoring. This can help you and your partner sleep better.
You might not be aware of it but clashing of teeth at night can deplete the tooth enamel. Excessive or repetitive grinding of the teeth, also known as bruxism, can lead to multiple oral issues. Grinding can cause enamel to wear down, and can even cause chipping of the teeth. Another severe issue that can result from chronic teeth grinding is TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders). This can result in chronic pain, headaches, and clicking in the jaw. You might be mindful of grinding during the day but your muscles are not in your complete control while you are asleep. Such conditions can be rectified with the help of a nightguard. Wearing a nightguard can manage and even prevent TMD through the prevention of teeth grinding. Since it creates a barrier between your teeth, your enamel will not get damaged due to grinding.
Here are a few pointers to remind you of the benefits of getting a mouthguard and nightguard:
They prevent tooth grinding
They reduce pain caused by TMD
They prevent headaches occuring due to jaw-clenching
They act as a cushion against physical injuries
They promote a healthy sleeping pattern