Dr. Miller recommends the use of mouth guards to prevent dental abrasion from teeth grinding, relieve painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and prevent oral injury from physical contact activities.
Whether they are worn for dental protection during sporting activities or to alleviate unhealthy dental conditions, mouth guards are designed to realign facial and jaw muscles. Through digital imaging patient-specific mouth guards are created to precisely suit the individual's oral dimensions for healthy muscle function and protection. How mouth guards are positioned within the mouth impacts muscle contraction and relaxation.
Mouth Guards for Sport
Sports persons may benefit from custom-made mouth guards to protect their teeth from damage during sporting activities, particularly in cases of contact sport. Dr. Miller assesses the needs of each individual and provides them with choices in mouth guards.
Mouth guards used in sport prevent oral trauma and dental damage, shielding the upper and lower teeth during impact. Wearing a sports mouth guard protects the outer tooth enamel surface from wear, which may otherwise expose the inner dentin and dental pulp to sensitivity and infection.
All mouth guards are quality-tested, removable and made for comfortable fit, wear and ease of cleaning. Dr. Miller uses cutting-edge technology for precise mouth guard design to enhance sporting performance.
Mouth guards are not only intended to protect dental structures from damage, but they also relieve painful symptoms caused by teeth grinding and TMJ. Jaw, facial, head and neck pain may cause tiredness and feelings of discontent.
Dental damage from contact sports, teeth grinding and TMJ may lead to irregular orthodontic conditions, such as improper bite or malocclusion, oral infection and disease, or even tooth loss. Mouth guards serve to preserve existing teeth structure and reduce the risk of developing unhealthy dental conditions.