Are you the athletic kind of person? If so, odds are, you’ve already worn a mouthguard (also referred to as a mouthpiece) on an occasion or two. Mouthguards are dental equipment that does the job of protecting teeth from being chipped, dislocated and pulled outside. We can rest assured of protection against any tooth accident when playing contact sports.
Mouthguards are also worn by patients that suffer from bruxism (involuntary and relentless grinding of their teeth) and TMJ disorders. These mouth guards are custom-made by a dental tech. Individuals afflicted by intense bruxism are thoroughly advised not to wear over-the-counter mouth guards or a lot more detrimental complications may be suffered by them on their teeth. These technical mouthguards are only worn when one is sleeping, as self-restraint during the day is your best practice that’s advised by dentists.