Mouth guards: Mouth guards come in two different options: protective and night.
Protective guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as football, basketball, baseball and soccer. Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth, jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions. For the highest level of comfort and protection, you should visit our office for a custom mouth guard fitting. A custom mouth guard is created specifically for the optimal protection of YOUR mouth.
If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a protective guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and help your muscles to breathe properly. Dr. Wilson or his assistants will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental laboratory. Night guards are very durable and can be used for about 10 years.
Teeth Whitening: Keeping your teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like. To accomplish the whitening of your teeth, we have two options: a take home kit, or a ZOOM! office visit. The home kit you will need to be fit for personal whitening trays and will receive a whitening gel. (Results in a whiter smile of 4-8 shades in 7 to 14 days). The chair-side whitening is in the office and uses a safe whitening gel and low intensity light to activate the gel. (results in a whiter smile of a 6-10 shades white in two hours).