If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, Dr. Panchumarti can create a customized protective mouth guard or night guard that will help prevent damage to your teeth. Wearing a mouth guard is essential for athletes of all ages who play contact sports. They help prevent structural damage to your teeth and jaw, and prevent lacerations of your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions. Dr. Panchumarti’s custom mouth guards are much more comfortable than over the counter options and allow easier breathing and communication while in place.
As many as 10% of people experience bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people do this when they are awake, but it is a much more common problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, and irritate your gums. A custom night guard is a great way to help prevent bruxism. Dr. Panchumarti will custom-fit your night guard for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.