February 18, 2014
Throughout the day, your smile is in danger of getting damaged. Whether it’s a stain, a chip, or a crack, your smile goes through the daily rigors of life just like you, and without proper protection, the consequences could be detrimental. Dr. Kevin Hogan wants to make sure your smile stays as protected as possible, which is why he offers custom mouth guards to his patients!
Mouthguards can be useful in many different ways for our patients. One way mouthguards are beneficial are those who suffer from TMJ. TMJ is where one experiences pain in their jaw due to, most commonly, teeth grinding. The symptoms of TMJ include not being able to open your mouth all the way, clicking or popping noise of the jaw, incessant headaches, and achiness in the neck and shoulder area. The custom mouthguard is able to help by preventing your jaw from clenching and your teeth from grinding.
Custom mouthguards are also beneficial when it comes to sports. If you, or know someone, who plays a sport, you are aware of the many dental injuries associated with it. With sports-related dental injuries being one of the most common, athletes can really benefit from having a custom mouthguard made for them. Though sporting goods stores carry mouthguards, they will not offer the same protection as our mouthguards, as we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all product. When a product is custom made for you and your mouth, it will be able to deliver more protection, preventing accidents from happening or being worse than they could have been.
If you have any questions on how Dr. Hogan can help with the creation of your custom mouthguard, contact our office and we will be glad to help!
At Park West Dental Associates, Dr. Kevin Hogan provides quality comprehensive dental care to you and your family. Our Mt. Pleasant, SC dental office serves patients from Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, and West Ashley. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.