All types of athletic activity have the opportunity for collisions, trauma or gritting of the teeth. With a mouthguard in place, you can prevent teeth from grinding or hitting together violently, thereby preventing injury or fractures to the teeth.
Some people grind their teeth and are unaware or unable to control it. The tooth structure may become damaged, cracked and worn. Sometimes muscles and joints (TMJ) can also become sore or painful. Nightguards, a custom piece of acrylic worn in the mouth at night, can help to preserve tooth structure, make sore muscles more comfortable and even help reduce pain from migraines.