Mouthguards Loveland Colorado
Mouthguards are not unknown among athletes and non-athletes alike. These are common in many sports, serving to protect the teeth during full contact games. It is important for those in sports to protect their mouth, teeth, and gums at all costs if they wish to keep their full smile.
Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, mouthguards can be used for much more than protection. Now they can correct a misaligned or imbalanced bite, something that once fixed can enhance your athletic success.
Use Your Bite Splint During Football in Loveland
Opting for a bite splint over a regular mouthguard during football or any other heavy sport can significantly assist with a misaligned bite. A bite splint is a tray molded specifically for your teeth to both prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth and to lend support to your jaw. Bite splints in Loveland can protect the mouth both during sports and at home as well. Some of its functions include:
- Absorbing the forces of bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching
- Releasing the muscles and relieving the joints of the jaw
- Protecting against temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Limit progression of teeth and bone deterioration in the mouth
Having an imbalanced bite can lead to significant problems later in life, such as TMJ, that can develop into other health problems. Using a bite splint can reduce these risks during every day life if you have a misaligned bite.
Receive Your Mouthguard in Loveland Colorado
If you are an athlete and are in need of a stronger mouthguard, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Pitt at his dental office in Loveland to schedule an appointment. Keep your smile perfect while doing what you love.