Kari Ryan Dentistry

We can’t emphasize enough how important regular cleanings, checkups, and fluoride treatments are to protecting your smile. But there are a few more practical ways you can keep your – and your children’s – teeth safe and intact no matter how active you are. Kari Ryan Dentistry now offers all the mouth protection you could ever need in the form of custom-created and -fitted mouthguards to prevent sporting injuries for your kids and nighttime bruxism for you.

Sports Mouthguards – Choosing the right mouthguard for your active child is extremely important… and not just to protect those precious little teeth. According to a recent study conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry. “High school football players wearing store-bought, over-the-counter (OTC) mouthguards were more than twice as likely to suffer mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI)/concussions than those wearing custom-made, properly fitted mouthguards.” ( Why risk your child’s health and well-being with an over-the-counter or boil-and bite-guard? Ask us about precision protection from our dentist-made guards. Your kids’ smiles are worth it!

Nightguards – You may not realize that you clench and grind your teeth at night but if you are noticing lines through your enamel, wearing and thinning of your teeth, unexplained chips, or sensitivity to hot and cold, you may be damaging your teeth with unconscious nighttime bruxism. We can help with a guard that fits comfortably over your teeth to protect and shield them from clenching. These guards often even help relieve jaw pain in patients who clench and grind at night.