Throughout the day, your smile is in danger of getting damaged. Whether it’s a stain, a chip, or a crack, your smile goes through the daily rigors of life just like you, and without proper protection, the consequences could be detrimental. Dr. Kevin Hogan wants to make sure your smile stays as protected as possible, which is why he offers custom mouth guards to his patients!
Mouthguards can be useful in many different ways for our patients. One way mouthguards are beneficial are those who suffer from TMJ pain. TMJ is an acronym that stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the hinged joint that allows your lower jaw to open and close. Signs of a TMJ disorder start when one experiences pain in their jaw due to, most commonly, teeth grinding. The symptoms of TMJ include not being able to open your mouth all the way, clicking or popping noise of the jaw, incessant headaches, and achiness in the neck and shoulder area. The custom mouthguard is able to help by preventing your jaw from clenching and your teeth from grinding.
Custom mouthguards are also beneficial when it comes to sports. If you, or know someone, who plays a sport, you are aware of the many dental injuries associated with it. With sports-related dental injuries being one of the most common, athletes can really benefit from having a custom mouthguard made for them. Though sporting goods stores carry mouthguards, they will not offer the same protection as our mouthguards, as we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all product. When a product is custom made for you and your mouth, it will be able to deliver more protection, preventing accidents from happening or being worse than they could have been.
If you have any questions on how Dr. Hogan can help with the creation of your custom mouthguard, contact our office and we will be glad to help!
At Smiles by Hogan, Dr. Kevin Hogan practices neuromuscular dentistry, addressing issues related to TMJ pain. Dr. Hogan serves patients from around the greater Charleston, SC area, including Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, and West Ashley. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.
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If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.
He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.