Mouthguards in Palmdale, CA
While teeth are meant to last a lifetime, impact from sports or teeth grinding can result in dental injury or trauma. At Michael Giovannini DDS, we offer custom mouthguards to protect teeth during sports or from other dental-related injuries. Contact our office to learn more about our custom mouthguards, or schedule your appointment to create a custom mouthguard with the help of our skilled team!
When should I wear a mouthguard?
Mouthguards can help cushion impact to the face, minimizing the risk of injury to the teeth, lips, tongue, or jaw. If you participate in an organized sport or high-impact activities, a mouthguard for sports can be an essential piece of gear when it comes to protecting your smile. While a mouthguard for sports is common, a mouthguard can be helpful in other situations where your teeth or mouth may need extra protection.
Can mouthguards treat TMJ?
If you’re guilty of teeth grinding or have been diagnosed with TMJ, a mouthguard can help protect teeth from the impact and ease the pain. In the case of TMJ, a mouthguard can reduce TMJ symptoms as mouthguards can make grinding and clenching teeth difficult. The mouthguard acts as a cushion to relieve pressure placed on the TMJ.
How often should I change my mouthguard?
Since mouthguards protect teeth from teeth grinding or impact, they can wear down over time. When a mouthguard loses its thickness, it can become less effective in protecting the teeth. If you use a mouthguard for sports, teeth grinding, or treating TMJ, practice bringing your mouthguard with you to each dental appointment so our team can take a look at it. If the condition of your mouthguard needs to be changed or replaced, we can work with you to get started on a custom mouthguard!