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We will begin gradually reopening our practice on May 11. We have modified our procedures and processes to protect our patients and staff as much as possible. Routine hygiene appointments will resume the beginning of June if all works out well. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep every patient as well as our staff, safe in our practice. If you have questions or to make an appointment, please call our office at 409-765-9190 or click here. For more details, please click here to read office letter.

Night & Mouth Guards


Night and Mouth Guard at Kenneth S. Gluski, D.D.S, Family Dentistry and OrthodonticsBruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. 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 gum line, 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 specifically for you by your dentist. 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. Give us a call at (409) 765-9190 to learn more about your options.
Kenneth S. Gluski, D.D.S, Family Dentistry and Orthodontics
1025 25th Street, Galveston, TX 77550-4407
Call Us (409) 765-9190

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