Discover how a custom fit mouth guard from Dr. Yolanda Cintron can protect your teeth from excessive grinding and keep your gums healthy!

 Almost everyone grinds their teeth or clenches their jaw at some point. Occasional grinding, often referred to as bruxism, may be okay. It’s when the teeth grinding happens on a regular basis that you’re more likely to damage your teeth and painful soreness in your jaw can occur.

Most people tend to grind their teeth when they’re sleeping. Many don’t even realize they’re doing it until their spouse or partners tells them. Dull, constant headaches or sore jaws are often symptoms of bruxism, as well. Severe grinding can cause fractured or loose teeth, or compromise bridges, crowns, or implants.

Mouth Guards are designed to protect your teeth from the grinding. A custom mouth guard is the best option to protect teeth and dental work. If you think you are causing damage to your teeth, make an appointment with Dr. Cintron. She’ll examine your teeth and determine the best treatment option. If she feels that a mouth guard is necessary, she’ll make an impression of your upper teeth and then create a custom fitted guard using special materials.

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While the mouth guard may feel a little strange at first, it should be comfortable and not restrict your breathing of affect your speech. Dr. Cintron only uses holistic materials that are safe for your body. Each mouth guard is designed to resist tears and to be durable and easy to clean.

Taking Care of Your Mouth Guard:

  • Clean your mouth guard with a toothbrush and toothpaste after each use
  • Once a week soak the mouth guard in warm, soapy water, and rinse it carefully.
  • Store your mouth guard in the container it came with to prevent damage.
  • Check the mouth guard for general wear. If it feels uncomfortable or gets broken, call to schedule a replacement appointment.
  • Remember to bring it with you to each appointment, so Dr. Cintron can examine it.

Teeth grinding is not limited to adults. It can also affect children. Stress, anxiety, nervousness, missing or crooked teeth are all things that may cause people to grind their teeth.  Dr. Cintron is a skilled doctor who practices environmentally safe, holistic dentistry. Her calming touch, years of experience, and desire to offer the best and safest products to her patients will ensure that you get the best solution to keep your teeth and mouth healthy! Schedule an appointment, today! We offer easy financing options.