Mouth Guards

mouthguardsBloomsburg and Danville PA

A mouth guard protects your teeth against damage. At Hamilton Dental Care, we offer two major types of mouth guards that can safeguard your smile.

A bite guard is used for people who clench and grind their teeth while they are asleep. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, affects up to 15 percent of adults in America, according to data compiled by the American Dental Association.

If you wake up consistently suffering from jaw soreness, tooth pain or a dull headache, then bruxism could be the cause. A bite guard, also known as a night guard, is worn while you sleep and prevents this behavior from damaging your teeth.

A sports guard is suggested for any individual who participates in contact sports and is strongly recommended for children. The National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Etc., has found that orofacial injuries are more common than any other sort of mishaps that take place in sports.

Any dental injury can be catastrophic; these injuries often result in total loss of the tooth or teeth affected. Dental injuries also entail paying the significant cost involved with emergency dentistry, not to mention lost income due to missed time from the workplace, and time lost in the classroom. Individuals who sustain a dental injury also are at a higher risk of developing gum disease or other periodontal problems.

Hamilton Dental Care provides custom-made mouth guards. While both sports guards and night guards are available for purchase over the counter, the custom mouth guards that we provide are made of higher-quality materials and fit better than what you can buy in stores. Our staff takes an impression of your mouth, using that as a model to design a guard that provides optimum comfort and effectiveness for every patient.

For more information about protecting your teeth with a mouth guard, contact Hamilton Dental Care today at (570) 387-0533 to schedule a consultation.

Hamilton Dental Care is proud to provide oral care to patients in the areas of Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA.