The office of Dr. William D. Ledford provides custom dental mouth guards that can be used to protect the teeth against a variety of conditions and disorders. A mouth guard is an indispensable piece of equipment that can be used to prevent injuries while playing sports, to prevent snoring and sleep apnea and to counter the effects of bruxism. Our mouth guards are made using light-weight, high quality material so that they are extremely comfortable to wear and do not interfere with your normal speech and breathing. These mouth guards are of a much superior quality compared to their over the counter alternatives and are much more longer lasting.
Mouth guards for sports
Athletic mouth guards are designed to protect the gums, jawbone and teeth from injury due to impact. Custom mouth guards offer increased more surface area and can also be made to protect the lower jaw.
Mouth Guards for Bruxism
A custom dental night guard from the office of Dr. William D. Ledford can protect your teeth even while you are asleep. Some people have the habit of clenching and grinding their teeth while sleeping. This condition is medically known as bruxism. The habit can lead to cracks and chips in the teeth, causing dentin exposure. It can wear down the chewing surface of your teeth and lead to disorders of the TMJ. A night guard prevents the tooth surfaces from rubbing against each other, thereby helping you in avoiding any damage and the need for extensive treatments and repairs.
Mouth Guards for Sleep Apnea
Mouth guards are an excellent non-surgical form of treatment for mild and moderate cases of sleep apnea and snoring. They help by keeping your jaw in place so that the airway remains open and snoring can be prevented.
It is important to care for your custom mouth guard to help it last long. Keep it clean and store it in a well-ventilated container.
For more information about mouth guards, please call our office for a consultation.