Athletes that do not use a protective sports mouth guard are 60 times more likely to receive trauma to their mouth and teeth according to a study conducted by the National Youth Sports Foundation. That is a huge number of unnecessary dental procedures that could have easily been avoided. While there are many generic sports mouth guards available, these are not the most effective option available since they still leave room for issues to occur. The best bet is to get a custom sports guard made by your Woodland Hills, CA dentist using an imprint of your mouth. The snug fit will reduce the impacts that can occur and will help prevent many dental injuries and the costs associated with them.
Even non-athletes can benefit from a custom mouth guard. Night grinding is an issue that affects many people. Have you woken up with a headache or with jaw pain? This can stem from involuntary grinding of the teeth while sleeping, which can lead to chips, cracks or even severely worn down teeth.
While it can be very difficult to stop the inadvertent grinding that can occur, a custom night guard can act as a soft cushion in the mouth that absorbs the pressure put on the teeth due to the grinding motion. This can help the jaw rest a bit, and for some people it may even help prevent snoring by aligning the jaw in a more correct position.
A simple mouth guard can save you money and hassle due to sports injuries and can help you and your partner have a much better night’s sleep.
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This is THE place to go for your dental needs. You walk in and see their beautiful lobby that has a really big and soothing aquarium. They offer you snacks and drinks and the front desk girls always have a smile on their faces. The rooms are gorgeous! They even have those little cameras that take pictures of your teeth so you can see them (that was helpful because I had a crack on my tooth that I didn’t think it was a big deal until I saw it with the camera, ew!). The doctors are amazing. They didn’t try to sell me any treatment, but told me that their job was to educate me about oral health and my options, so I didn’t feel any pressure to proceed with anything I wasn’t comfortable with. I will come here for the rest of my life!
Just had work done by Dr. Mike Salekian today and was so impressed with how smoothly everything went!!!! I am usually terrified of the dentist (especially the numbing shots) but Dr. Mike was so gentle I honestly didn’t even feel him numbing me. He was very thorough at explaining everything so I felt comfortable the entire time. He is a very compassionate guy and truly cares about his patients. The assistant, Chris, is amazing too!! I highly recommend going to see them for any of your dental needs! You’ll be happy that you did! The front office is very accommodating when it comes to utilizing your insurance and making sure things are good on the financial side.
Recently, I was told I would be seeing a new dentist, Dr. Mike,by the excellent staff at West Hills Smile. After the first visit, I found Dr. Mike incredibly kind and very knowledgeable. We proceed with the treatment plan, and Dr. Mike continuously checked in while he was doing the procedure. Everything went fine, and it felt quick and painless. With the excellent care I received by Dr. Mike and continued support of the already great staff, I recommend this office. In my experience the staff is just as caring and willing to work with you as well. They go above and beyond, and really want to hear from you before a plan is in place, during your visit, and afterward if anything should pop up.