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Image of Dr. Koch and wife To the patients of Bennardi Barberio Dentistry,
We would like to thank you for entrusting us with the care of your dental health needs over the years. We are very proud to introduce Dr. Ryan Koch as the newest member of our dental team. As a native of our local community, Dr. Koch is a 2012 graduate of Jersey Shore Area Senior High School and he received a biochemistry degree from Lock Haven University. After continuing his studies at Elms College in Springfield, Massachusetts where he received a Masters in Biomedical Science in 2019, Dr. Koch attended Midwestern University Collegeof Dental Medicine in Arizona where he received multiple awards in Clinical Excellence and Digital Dentistry.

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Bite Guards


Night Guards

Muncy, PA dentist holding a bite guard.Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. This is why it's important to protect your teeth while you sleep by wearing a bite guard. Bruxism can even cause a root fracture below the gum line, requiring a root canal and crown to restore the damaged tooth.

Some damage that can occur includes:
•  Chipped teeth
•  Tooth flattening and tooth wear
•  Cracked tooth enamel
•  Cracked, loose or broken fillings
•  Tooth loss
•  Gum recession
•  Tooth collapse

Athletic Mouth Guards

When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. While collision and contact sports, such as boxing, are higher-risk sports for the mouth, you can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.

Three Types of Bite Guards

Custom-fitted: These are made specifically for you by your dentist. They may be more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, usually offer the best fit.

Stock: These are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. However, they often don't fit well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.

Boil and bite: These mouth protectors can be bought at many sporting goods stores and drugstores, and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They are first softened in water (boiled), then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.

The best bite guard is one that has been custom made for your mouth by your dentist. However, if you can't afford a custom-fitted one, you should still wear a stock bite guard or a boil-and-bite kind from the drugstore. Give us a call at (570) 546-3419 to learn more about your options.
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Muncy, PA 17756

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