Mouth guard to protect your teeth against teeth grinding
It is a common problem; teeth grinding. Around 20 to 30 percent of the Dutch grind their teeth during the day and around 10 percent do this during sleep. A mouth guard protects your teeth and molars to teeth grinding. At Jan van Nassau Dental Center we make a tailor-made mouth guard for you. This way your teeth are well protected.
Tailor-made mouth guard at the dentist
Many different stores sell mouth guards. Since these are one size fits all they do not fit well on your teeth. Because of this your teeth are unfortunately still not fully protected against teeth grinding. To protect your teeth well, you should therefore choose to protect your teeth with a mouth guard that is custom made by the dentist.
This prevents wear and damage to the teeth and prevents the grinding noise that occurs with grinding teeth.
Dangers of teeth grinding
Teeth grinding is also called bruxism. It does not only occur in adults but can also occur in children, toddlers and even babies. Teeth grinding can lead to severe wear and tear of the teeth as well as broken fillings and jaw pain. You naturally want to prevent this. That is why a mouth guard can offer a solution.
How do you know if you need a mouth guard?
Since many people only grind their teeth during their sleep, it is difficult to discover whether or not your are grinding your teeth. Your partner or family members can point out to you when they hear the teeth grinding at night. Of course, the dentist can also examine whether your teeth are damaged. You can also notice the first symptoms of bruxism yourself.
- Sensitive teeth
- Additional prints in the cheek or tongue during waking
- Wear to the teeth or molars
- Flattened electoral surfaces
- Sore jaws
- A click in your jaw
Mouth guard made by the dentist
To protect your teeth from grinding, you can place a mouth guard in your mouth while sleeping. This is also known as a mouth splint. A mouth guard is 2 to 3 mm thick and is made of synthetic resin. You only wear the mouth splint while sleeping. We make customized mouth guards.
Our mouth guards:
- Protect the teeth
- Are easy to clean
- Sit well in the mouth
- Are not visible through the transparent synthetic resin
- Do not get in the way while speaking or breathing
Buy a mouth guard
If you need a mouth guard you can easily make an appointment with our dental practice in The Hague. You can do this by telephone on +31 70 324 55 30 or by using our online appointment form. Here you can indicate when you would like to schedule the appointment.