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Having a beautiful smile can certainly be an asset in life, and whether your gorgeous grin is completely natural, or has been enhanced through cosmetic dentistry, you’ll want to make sure your teeth are well protected.
Depending on your particular requirements, you might want to consider getting a custom-made mouth guard to help care for your teeth. Here at Museum Dental Suites, we can discuss your situation and, if suitable, have a mouth guard made to fit your teeth.
Also known as mouth protectors, mouth pieces, night guards, occlusal splints or bite planes, mouth guards are designed to protect the inside of your mouth. There are many reasons that your dentist may recommend wearing a mouth guard, with some of the most common including:
Mouth guards are often worn in contact sports such as boxing, rugby and hockey to prevent chipped teeth, as well as other injuries to the lips, cheeks and gums.
Also known as bruxism, tooth grinding is typically related to stress – although a number of other contributing factors can also lead to the habit. Since most people who grind their teeth do so during their sleep, wearing a mouth guard can help to prevent teeth from being worn down or otherwise injured.
Commonly associated with pain and dysfunction of the muscles involved with chewing and moving the jaw, TJD is thought to affect between 20 and 30 per cent of people. Although TMJ dysfunction is actually a symptom of other issues, and not a condition in itself, mouth guards have been found to help alleviate the discomfort and other issues.
Mouth guards are usually worn on the upper teeth only, but in some cases, your dentist may recommend you wear the guard on your lower teeth as well.
Although DIY mouth guards can be purchased from a number of different suppliers, having one custom-fitted by a dentist can provide better results, as it will be professionally made to suit your specific requirements. It will also be more comfortable and provide better protection.
Getting a mouth guard fitted is a simple and pain-free task. Your dentist will simply take an impression of your teeth using a special compound. The impression will then be sent to a lab where the mouth guard will be manufactured.
Once the mouth guard has been created, your dentist will have you back for another appointment to give it to you and ensure that it fits well. They will also explain when you should wear the mouth guard and how to care for it – this involves rinsing it thoroughly after every use and storing it in a firm and perforated container.
If you think a mouth guard could help to improve your dental health, or are looking for a friendly and professional dentist, contact Museum Dental Suites today on 0207 183 0886.
Based in the heart of central London, our suites have been designed to help ensure patients feel relaxed and at ease from the moment they step through our doors. What’s more, appointments are available seven days a week, so you can always get seen, at a time that suits your busy schedule.
Highly recommend Museum Dental Suite. Their work is of the highest calibre, professional and friendly. I'm very thankful they for excellent aftercare advice and for making me relaxed and so well treated. I've recommended them to both my family and friends.
I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.
My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.
I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.
Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!
Firstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.
I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.
The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!
Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.
This is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.
Best dentist ever hands down. Least painful and least scary experiences here (I'm usually really scared of going to the dentist, and even find the initial anaesthetic injection painful) - they really care about the patient, and making sure you're comfortable, results are also fab. Seriously can't imagine a better dentist!
After lots of research I was very happy with the results and the service at Museum Dental. 100% I would recommend to a friend. I couldn't be more pleased.