Missing teeth can be a cute and fun stage for kids. For adults, loosing teeth can be unsightly, uncomfortable, affect our ability to eat and overall health, as well as be very costly to replace. Taking care of our teeth with diet and good oral hygiene are a part to preserving and maintaining our teeth, but our part in protecting our teeth does not stop there.
Our teeth take a lot of abuse on a regular basis, but not all abuse is necessary, and much abuse can be minimized or prevented entirely. If action is not taken to prevent trauma to our teeth, it can result in pain, discomfort and possible tooth loss. Depending on the source of anticipated trauma, there are two main types of appliances that can and should be used to help protect our teeth. These fall under the categories of Mouthguards and Nightguards.