You may have seen people playing sports with mouth guards in place to protect their teeth, but sports injuries aren’t the only way that teeth can be worn down. In today’s stressful world, we sometimes grind our teeth in our sleep without even realizing it. But there’s good news. You can protect your teeth from injury with mouth guards! Cochran Family Dental of Leesburg, Virginia can help you choose the best mouth guard or other option for your needs.
About one in ten Americans grind their teeth at night. This disorder is called bruxism. Waking up with a headache or sore jaw could mean that you suffer from this disorder and may benefit from a mouth guard that is worn at night. Mouth guards can be custom made for your mouth at a dental office like Cochran Family Dental of Leesburg, Virginia. Mouth guards may also be used when playing sports and can reduce the risk of injury to the tissues of the mouth as well as the teeth.
Teeth grinding and clenching may be caused by an abnormal bite or by stress, so one way to correct teeth grinding is to correct the cause. Cochran Family Dental of Leesburg, Virginia can thoroughly examine your bite and determine what may be causing your teeth clenching disorder so that the best option for treatment can be found.
The cost of mouth guards varies, depending on the type, whether it is custom made, and whether insurance coverage is available. At Cochran Family Dental, you’ll receive a clear treatment plan and an estimate of costs before we begin.
If you’re concerned about teeth grinding, call to schedule an appointment with Cochran Family Dental in Leesburg, Virginia today. We’ll help you get your problem under control before it causes real damage to your teeth! Call us at 703-771-9034 and let us find the best mouth guard for you.