Do you participate in contact sports? Do you grin or clench your teeth at night? If you do either of these things, we currently provide mouth guards at the dental practice of Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. to help you protect your teeth!

A mouth guard in Staunton, Virginia, is a retainer-like product that covers the entire top arch of your mouth. It is a very helpful device that can guard your teeth and shield them from destructive objects. We first recommend using a mouth guard if you grind or clench your teeth at night. If you participate in this damaging habit, your teeth can become worn down, your teeth can eventually fracture, and it can result in a TMJ disorder. The TMJ disorder generally occurs when you grind your teeth, and it creates popping, tightening, and grating sounds and feelings every time you open or close your mouth. This is a very painful disorder that needs to be avoided.

We also strongly recommend wearing a mouth guard if you participate in one or more of the following sports:

  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Boxing
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tubing
  • Gymnastics
  • Skateboarding

If you wear a mouth guard when you participate in these activities, your teeth will be protected from hard, forceful objects and you will save the time and money you will later spend at your dentist’s office.

To learn more about why a mouth guard is a beneficial product to use, call our office today!