Beverly Grove Dentistry
Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Whether you're an athlete or you have a chronic tooth grinding habit, mouth guards can be a good choice to protect your teeth from damage and injury. Beverly Grove Dentistry uses advanced technology to fit and form custom mouth guards for patients in and around the Los Angeles, CA, area.
Mouthguards Q & A
What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard is a device that is worn over your teeth to protect them during sports or other activity where teeth may become injured, and may also be worn to protect teeth from persistent grinding or clenching. Patients with the temporomandibular joint disorder may also be prescribed guards to help cushion the jaw joints, especially when sleeping.
How are mouth guards used?
Mouth guards are fitted specifically to your mouth so they provide the most beneficial protection for your teeth and jaw. Athletes of all levels, from students to weekend warriors to pros, use mouth guards to help avoid injury to their teeth and gums during competition and practice. One of the most common uses among non-athletes is to help cushion the teeth from chronic grinding or clenching habits so teeth don't become unevenly worn or even loose.
Who needs a mouth guard?
Any athlete of a sport that might cause contact with the mouth needs to wear a mouth guard for protection. In addition, people with chronic grinding and clenching habits including those who only clench or grind during sleep can benefit from a mouth guard.
How do I care for my mouth guard?
You may clean your mouth guard with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste as well as mouthwash for freshness. Store your guard in a perforated container to keep it dry and protected and take it with you to dental appointments to check the fit.
Are drugstore mouth guards are a good option?
Drugstore mouth guards are designed for people who clench and grind their teeth, not for protection during athletics. Even for “grinders and clenchers,” these mass-produced guards do not provide the same level of comfort and protection against the damage regular clenching and grinding can cause. Beverly Grove Dentistry uses mouth guards composed of strong, comfortable materials and custom fits them to your own mouth for the best fit possible.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We work with most PPO insurance policies to get your mouth as healthy as possible; therefore we are open to see all patients regardless of insurance benefits. We are in network with CIGNA, Delta Dental Premier, Guardian, and Connection. Please feel free to contact our office and our administrative team will work to answer any questions you may have.
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