detection is the key to avoide costly and commplicated
dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control
of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and
periodontal disease. In fact, the major cause of tooth
loss in adults is periodontal disease, which is known
as the silent killer of teeth because most patients
feel no symptoms until it's too late. With regular
dental visits, we can treat teeth and gum disease
at an early stage, before it gets out of hand.
Sports Guards & Brux (grinding) guards
are preventive appliances. They prevent damage or further
damage to your teeth & gums. Although both the sports
guard & brux guard's design is similar, the material
from which they are made are different.
Brux Guards (also called night-guards)
are preventive appliances which help distribute one's
clenching or grinding forces during sleep. Bruxing (clenching
or grinding of teeth) is a phenomenon which many people
engage in during their unconscious state of sleep. Such
habits do lead to premature wear of teeth and damage to
the root/gum regions. The brux guard can slow down or
halt the wear/damage process. Your dentist will recommend
such an appliance only if he sees such signs of dental
damage during the examination.