According to the American Dental Association, athletes are 60 times more likely to experience damage to their teeth if not wearing a mouth guard during their sport. Although mouth guards are normally associated with contact sports, injuries have occurred in other areas of sports such as in exercise gyms and in non contact sports such as skating and gymnastics. In addition, use of custom made mouth guards have also been attributed to lowering the risk for concussions in a study that compared football players using custom made devices versus over the counter ones. Make sure to talk to the dentist about your family’s extracurricular activities.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction also known as TMD or TMJ Dysfunction. TMD is when a patient has pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. Dentists at Total Transformation Dental and Spa correct pain caused in the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) with a custom-made mouthpiece that is specifically designed for each individual patient’s situation. Often the muscular discomfort can be treated with BOTOX injections either as an exclusive treatment recommendation or in association with the mouthpiece.
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