We understand that it requires effort and diligence to maintain and care for your smile. Our dentists have worked with thousands of patients in Joliet and are recognized as the highest rated providers in the local area. Restoring your gums and teeth to perfection require effort and time, so we always recommend that our cosmetic and restorative dental clients utilize a mouthguard to protect their teeth during sleep.
The enamel on your teeth is incredibly strong, in fact it is actually more durable than even the hardest bone. However, over the years, the enamel can become weak, damaged, or crack completely leaving the entire tooth vulnerable to infection and death. Bruxism, is the technical term for grinding your teeth, a behavior that places excessive pressure on your teeth causing them to gradually weaken over time. The use of a custom mouthguard has been shown to drastically reduce the risk of damage to your repaired tooth.
In addition to patients who suffer with bruxism, other patients can also benefit from the use of a custom mouthguard which provide an simple and effective solution for many common dental issues, including TMJ disorder and sleep apnea. If you are an athlete a custom made mouthguard will also help protect you from injuries and are highly recommended for younger patients with braces.