Top 10 terms for Teeth Grinding Guards.

Terms for Teeth Grinding guards.

  1. Occlusal Splint– Occlusal is the relationship between the upper and lower teeth.
  2. Bite Guard- Your bite is another dental term for occlusal surface.
  3. Night Guard– Since most people wear their teeth guard at night this term has become popular.
  4. TMJ Guard– TMJ is the pain associated with jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Typically one of the first treatments for TMJ is to get a guard.
  5. Bite Splint- Splint is a generic term that connects the teeth as one.
  6. Bruxism Guard- Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding\clenching.
  7. MouthGuard- Since the guard is in your mouth this term has originated. Mouthguard correctly used is the term for an athletic sports guard.
  8. Sleep Guard- Similar to the term night guard, since the guard is worn while sleeping.
  9. Teeth Grinding Guard- Teeth grinding guard and night guard are the two most common terms.
  10. Dental Guards- This is a generic term for any type of guard that is used in the mouth.
Teeth Grinding Guards
SportingSmiles grinding Guards

This is just a few of the terms used for teeth grinding guards. There is often a mixture of the terms. Like Occlusal Guard, Bruxism Splint, Bite Guard, Sleep Splint, and Tmj Splint. No matter what term you are using, the guards do the same thing. They protect your teeth at night from teeth grinding\clenching.  If your interested in purchasing please visit. http://www.SportingSmiles.com

 

My Gums Hurt from Teeth Whitening.

The most common issue with teeth whitening is that your gums burn during teeth whitening. We get asked this question all the time.

If your gums hurt or burn, or if you see white spots on your gums this is all caused by the same reason. You are putting to much whitening gel in the tray and the gel is getting pushed on to your gums.

Home Teeth Whitening
Sporting Smiles Home Teeth Whitening

You want to put a very small bead of whitening gel on the lower part of the tray. It can range anywhere from .25ml to .6ml depending on the size of your mouth. You need to do a little trial and error to see what’s the correct amount for your size mouth. If whitening gel gets on the gums you want to wipe it off quickly with your finger or using a tissue.

If you see white spots on your gums do not worry, the spots will typically go away in about an hour.

If you are interested in getting custom whitening trays. SportingSmiles Whitening Trays

 

Teeth whitening for the whole wedding party?

We had brides and grooms order our custom whitening trays in bulk for gifts for their bridal party. We thought this was such a great idea that we made it one of our products.

Teeth Whitening for you bridal party.
Teeth Whitening for you bridal party.

Giving the wedding party a gift of teeth whitening isn’t just a gift for your guests. It also helps to make sure you have the best looking wedding party for all your photos. This will be a unique type of gift. This is much better than the standard engraved glass or other standard wedding type gifts. This is a product they can use for years and will not be stored in a closet of thrown away like other wedding gifts. Even if many of your wedding party already have white teeth the custom trays are nice for doing touch ups to maintain their white teeth. We even sell the whitening gel for future use.

Surprise your wedding party with something different!

If you interested in our custom wedding party kit. It can be seen HERE:

Why do dogs eat retainers?

We hear at least 4-5x a week that “my dog ate my retainer!”

Dogs love to eat dental retainers
Dogs love to eat dental retainers

Dogs are attracted to the saliva, the smell, as well as the material that the retainers are made from.

The clear Essix style retainers are made from EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate). This is often the same type of vinyl found in a dogs chew toys.  It doesn’t take long for a dog of any size to destroy a retainer.

We recommend that you store your retainers in a case, in a cool dry place such as drawer, or a high location out of reach from your pet.

If your pet is prone to chewing up your retainers it is always a good idea to have a back-up pair to avoid any down time without your retainer.

Upper + Lower Dental Retainers
Upper + Lower Dental Retainers

 

At SportingSmiles.com the re-order process is easy and efficient. Whether you need just the upper retainer, just the lower retainer, or both. We keep your impressions on file for at least 1 year to make re-ordering a snap!