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Facts About Mouthguards & Night Guards, From Your Local Family Dentist December 23, 2015

Onalaska, La Crosse County
Facts About Mouthguards & Night Guards, From Your Local Family Dentist, Onalaska, Wisconsin

The friendly team at the Dental Clinic of Onalaska are dedicated to keeping the community of Onalaska, WI, healthy. The family dentistry tackles everything from dental implants and veneers to root canals and teeth whitening. No matter how routine or advanced the procedure, the Dental Clinic of Onalaska provides personalized care to their patients. 

While general dentist appointments are helpful in keeping your teeth healthy, nothing is more important than routine, in-home dental care. One way to continually care for your teeth is to use a mouthguard or night guard. But what do they do exactly? And how do they help? 

For athletes, mouthguards are very necessary. They protect against chipped or broken teeth, root and bone damage, and tooth loss. Mouthguards also safeguard against serious injuries such as jaw fracture, cerebral hemorrhage, concussion and neck injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw jams into the upper jaw.

family dentistIf you experience teeth grinding or clenching, known as bruxism, wearing a night guard to bed can help alleviate some of the pain and symptoms of the condition—visit the dentist for a fitting. Grinding your teeth at night can lead to insomnia, facial pain, and damage to your teeth. Night guards protect your teeth’s enamel by providing a protective layer between your teeth.

For more information about night guards and mouthguards, call the Dental Clinic of Onalaska at (608) 783-3341. You can also learn more about the dentist and services, or even make an appointment, by visiting the website.

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