Athletes of all levels wear protective mouth guards to prevent oral injury. Mouth guards are worn over a person’s teeth, and they provide both protection and comfort, without causing interference to the user’s normal speaking or breathing. Studies have proven that mouth guards reduce an athlete’s risk of experiencing concussions, tooth wear, oral injury and jaw problems. At Dale Rottman, DDS, we offer mouth guards custom made for both adults and children.
Contact sports and activities present a risk of oral injury and structural damage to a person’s mouth, and these risks can be substantially reduced by wearing a protective mouth guard. Additionally, mouth guards have also been shown to reduce the likelihood of an athlete experiencing a concussion or lacerations of their tongue, cheeks and lips.
Dale Rottman, DDS also provides night guards that designed to prevent oral injury when a person is asleep. Bruxism is a common condition that is marked by an individual clenching and grinding their teeth while they are sleeping. If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to excessive tooth wear, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. By wearing a night guard while sleeping, these symptoms can be greatly reduced and possibly eliminated.
If you would like to learn more about mouth guards or night guards, please call us at (262) 288-0678 to schedule an appointment.