There are many habits, activities, and injuries that can cause significant damage to the teeth. Over time, or when an injury is severe, this can weaken the teeth, compromise the structure of the teeth, and cause physical pain, making oral functions difficult or uncomfortable. While porcelain crowns can restore a tooth that has experienced this type of damage, in many cases, the need for treatment could have been avoided had a dental mouth guard been in place. Dr. Timothy S. Messer often recommends to his Memphis patients the use of dental mouth guards. It is because of their wide range of applications that so many of our patients are ideal mouth guard candidates.
Many people are unfamiliar with dental mouth guards and know them only as a piece of sporting equipment. Most are surprised to learn that there are many uses for dental mouth guards and that these pieces have a wide variety of dental applications. The following people may be ideal candidates for the use of a dental mouth guard:
There are several types of mouth guards available, including those that can be bought pre-formed at just about any athletic store. However, to benefit from the dental and health applications of mouth guards, it is important to achieve a proper fit. Dr. Messer offers his patients custom mouth guards that are made using molds and measurements of the patient’s teeth. This not only ensures the effectiveness of mouth guard use but also improves comfort.
Many people can benefit from the use of a dental mouth guard, whether as a form of protection or treatment. If you believe you may be a good candidate for a dental mouth guard, schedule an appointment with Dr. Messer at your earliest convenience. We hope to hear from you soon!
I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.