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Bruxism & Mouthguards
Beaverton, OR


Bruxism and mouthguards - Beaverton, ORBruxism (teeth grinding) can cause long-term damage to teeth, from moderate to severe. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. Some of the damage that can occur includes:
•  Chipped teeth
•  Tooth flattening and tooth wear
•  Cracked tooth enamel
•  Cracked, loose or broken fillings
•  Tooth loss
•  Gum recession
•  Tooth collapse

Bruxing can even cause a root fracture below the gumline, requiring a root canal and crown to restore the damaged tooth.

Mouthguards


When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. While collision and contact sports, such as boxing, are higher-risk sports for the mouth, you can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.

There Are Three Types of Mouthguards


Custom-Fitted
These are made by your dentist for you individually. They may be more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, usually offer the best fit.

Stock
These are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. However, they often don't fit well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.

Boil and Bite
These mouth protectors can be bought at many sporting goods stores and drugstores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They are first softened in water (boiled), then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.

The best mouthguard is one that has been custom-made for your mouth by your dentist. However, if you can't afford a custom-fitted mouthguard, you should still wear a stock mouthguard or a boil-and-bite mouthguard from the drugstore.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

OUR CONVENIENT LOCATION


4690 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005



Phone


(503) 350-1234

Hours


Mon: 9:00am–6:00pm
Tue: 7:00am–5:00pm
Wed: 7:00am–5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am–12:00pm
Fri: Closed
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