If you wake up with jaw pain or headaches, there is a good chance that you are clenching or grinding your teeth as you sleep. This is a common condition called “bruxism.” Often people don’t even know they have this condition because it happens during sleep. If bruxism is left untreated, it could lead to broken or cracked teeth and eventually even tooth loss.
Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends mouthguards for over 25 different sports. Without a mouthguard, individuals are twice as likely to suffer injuries to their teeth or the soft tissues of their mouth while participating in recreational or competitive sports. While store-bought “boil and bite” mouthguards may be readily available, they offer an inferior fit and lack secure protection.
At San Mateo Dental Care, we offer custom-made mouthguards tailored specifically to your teeth. We start by taking an impression of your teeth and use that impression to construct a mouthguard made from durable resin. The resulting mouthguard fits your teeth perfectly, allowing you to speak normally and securely during any sports activity. With proper care, your custom-made mouthguard can last for multiple seasons of active sports.
Don’t take the risk of injuring your teeth or mouth during sports activities. Contact San Mateo Dental Care at (650) 344-7500 to schedule an appointment and get your custom-made mouthguard today.