There are two common ways in which we damage our teeth: grinding and clenching, and playing sports.
At Hammond Dental Centre, we make custom guards and bite appliances that help to protect your teeth from both types of damage.
When you clench or grind your teeth while your sleep, dentists refer to this as "bruxism." It can result in chipped teeth, damaged fillings, painful headaches, and can even loosen your teeth. We can fit you with a special night guard that will protect your teeth from breaking down while you sleep.
Playing a sport is wonderful for your health, but can leave your teeth vulnerable — particularly in contact sports such as hockey and football. We can fit athletes with sports guards to protect their teeth during physical activity.
Q: Can you talk while wearing a sports guard?
Q: How do I know if I grind my teeth at night?
Q: I often hear my child grinding their teeth at night. Should they be fitted for a bite appliance?
Q: Does my dental insurance cover a custom guard or bite appliance?