A mouthguard is recommended for anyone who engages in athletic activity, particularly contact sports. Football, hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer are all good examples of contact sports where the possibility of injuring the mouth is high, but even in recreational activities like skateboarding, rollerblading, and bike riding, protection may be needed. Because we always take the time to get to know our patients on a personal level, Dr. Cascante may educate you on the benefits of a mouthguard and help you decide if one is right for you.
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Nightguards are for anyone who experiences symptoms of nighttime grinding. These symptoms may include tooth wear, tooth aches, headaches, and joint pressure. If signs are present, Dr. Cascante will recommend an NTI, a clear plastic appliance which covers as few as the four upper or lower teeth to naturally relieve headaches, joint tenderness, and tension.
NTI nightguards are great solutions because they:
- Decreases TMJ strain by 70%
- Protects your teeth from wear or trauma
- Are smaller, less bulky and more comfortable
- Are less likely to impede breathing like other appliances
In the past, boil and bite appliances were viable solutions for protecting teeth against damages caused by sports injury or nighttime grinding. However, modern dentistry now gives us custom-fitted options that are safer, more comfortable, and more effective than any you can find in stores. For more information about nightguards and mouthguards by Miami cosmetic dentist, Dr. Cascante, call our office today!