Teeth Wear & Grinding
Mouthguards Protect Your Smile
Mouthguards are durable, clear and colored plastic devices that cover the teeth and gums. They are often used to protect teeth, lips and gums from injury caused by contact sports or teeth grinding. Dr. Alidadi also offers mouthguards for the treatment of TMJ.
No matter which type of mouthguard you need, Dr. Alidadi will make sure that it’ll be resilient, tear-resistant and comfortable. It will fit properly and not restrict your speech or breathing.
Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding
Children and adults who grind their teeth at night should get a night guard to prevent tooth damage. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause headaches and pain in the jaw. And frequent teeth grinding can lead to fracturing or loss of teeth.
Dr. Alidadi’s special night guards provide a cushion between your lower and upper teeth. This helps to protect them from the harmful effects of nighttime clenching and grinding.
TMJ can be caused by a blow to the jaw, teeth that don’t fit together properly or extreme stress, which can cause constant jaw clenching, teeth grinding or even improper eating.
Common TMJ symptoms include: headaches, dizziness, ear pain, ringing of the ear, popping sounds, grinding and clenching. If you suffer from TMJ problems, Dr. Alidadi can help. Her TMJ mouthguards work over time to relieve pain and gently repair the misaligned bite.
Mouthguards should be used by anyone playing contact sports. Using a mouthguard when playing contact sports helps limit the risk of injuries to your teeth, lips, tongue and the soft tissues of your mouth. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent around 200,000 injuries every year in high school and college football alone.
Dr. Alidadi can supply you or your child with a mouthguard for use in sports. She will make sure it is comfortable and fits correctly.
To make an appointment, call 914‑290‑5524 or click here to request an appointment online.