Dental Mouthguards

Do you unconsciously clench or grind your teeth when you’re sleeping? This is a condition known as sleep bruxism, and it can lead to a variety of issues, including neck and jaw soreness, tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, worn tooth enamel, headaches, and sleep issues.


What Is a Dental Mouthguard?

A dental mouthguard is a protective covering for your teeth that can be custom-made by your dentist to fit you comfortably and offer maximum protection. 

If you suffer from sleep bruxism, your dentist may recommend that you use a mouthguard at night to protect your teeth from the grinding and clenching that the condition causes. Still, there are also several different situations in which a mouthguard might prove helpful to you.

If any of the following pertain to you, you can benefit from receiving a custom-made mouthguard:

  • Play contact sports such as football and hockey
  • Have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)
  • Suffer from sleep apnea
  • Take certain medications that cause bruxism

These simple dental appliances can make the difference between maintaining a full set of healthy teeth and requiring significant dental procedures to relieve pain and restore function to your mouth.

Affordable Dentist in Colorado Springs

Money should never prevent you from receiving the dental care you need. That’s why Dr. Bannon and the team at Preferred Dental offer low-cost mouthguards to all of our patients in Colorado Springs. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more.