Using and Cleaning Mouthguards
Are you suffering from teeth grinding? You can manage this condition using a mouthguard from your Cohasset, MA, family dentists, Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette of Cohasset Dental.
What are mouthguards?
A mouthguard is a custom-made device that is used to protect your teeth. Your Cohasset, MA, family dentist may recommend using a mouthguard to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping.
How is a mouthguard produced?
Your dentist will first evaluate your health condition and perform any needed examinations to see if the mouthguard can solve your problem. When they decide that you need a mouthguard, they will take your teeth impressions and send them to the dental laboratory to fabricate your mouthguard. When your mouthguard is ready, your dentist will check its fit before giving it to you. These custom-made mouthguards provide a perfect fit for your teeth and mouth, making them more comfortable and more stable than many other mouthguards that can be found in drugstores.
How can the device solve your health condition?
If you are suffering from teeth grinding while sleeping, the mouthguard will solve the problem by keeping your upper and lower teeth separated from each other. This will prevent your teeth from pressing on each other, avoiding teeth damage and dental pain.
Caring for your mouthguard
The following are some tips to keep your mouthguard healthy:
- Brush and floss your teeth carefully before putting your mouthguard
- Wash the mouthguard with water or mouthwash after each use
- Check for any holes or damage in the device regularly
Visit your Cohasset, MA, family dentists, Dr.Thomas and Dr. Chenette of Cohasset Dental, and get the best dental care. Call us at (781) 383-9393 to book your appointment.