3 Ways To Improve Your Life With A Custom Mouthguard [BLOG]

As you look forward to spring, our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service in Zanesville, OH wants to make sure your smile, your health, and your sleep are all safe from harm.

That’s why, today, we’re sharing some of the life-enhancing benefits of our custom mouthguards from Dr. Hawkins!

3 Ways To Improve Your Life With A Custom Mouthguard

Mouthguards are just one of the multi-purpose solutions we offer at Hawkins Complete Dental Service. Here are three ways our custom mouthguards can improve your life!

#1 – Better Sleep

One of the most dangerous silent killers people face is sleep apnea. It’s silent in the sense that many people aren’t even aware they have it since it affects them while they sleep.

Usually, loud snoring is someone’s first clue they may be suffering from sleep apnea. But this condition comes with a long list of health risks that can easily be prevented with a custom mouthguard from your Zanesville, OH dentist!

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hawkins for a mouthguard and other sleep apnea solutions to protect your health and enjoy more restful sleep.

#2 – Better Play

Athletes face a special challenge when it comes to keeping their mouth safe from harm. That’s because they’re at a much higher risk for oral injuries while hard at play.

A hockey puck to the face or an elbow to the mouth can easily break, loosen, or knock out a tooth.

Dr. Hawkins can custom fit you for a mouthguard that will fit more comfortably and protect teeth more effectively than one-size-fits-all store brands. Because of that, custom mouthguards allow athletes to focus on the game instead of a poorly-fitting guard they grabbed off the shelf.

#3 – Better Smile

Just below the ears, your temporomandibular joint is hard at work every single day. You laugh, yawn, speak, sing, and eat, all thanks to a properly functioning TMJ.

Naturally, when your TMJ shifts out of alignment, doing all those types of things comfortably becomes extremely difficult.

You might experience:

-Earache pain

-Muscle tension in your jaw and face

-Clicking or popping in the joint

-Frequent painful headaches

Not only are these symptoms miserable, but TMJ problems are often associated with teeth grinding, which can damage your enamel and wear your teeth down over time.

To protect your smile and avoid the pain and discomfort of TMJ disorder, Dr. Hawkins can create a custom mouthguard to keep your upper and lower jaw in the proper position. This helps your jaw heal, and it also protects your smile!

Make An Appointment

Everyone deserves a healthy,strong smile and a good night’s sleep.

Our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service can help you have both with our custom mouthguards.

Whether you have TMJ pain, sleep apnea, or you participate in high-intensity, contact sports, we can provide you with the protection you need to breathe easily and keep smiling this spring.

To book an appointment in our Zanesville, OH dental office, call us today at 740-214-1301 or fill out our convenient online form .