Whether you use a mouth guard to prevent injury during sports or damage from teeth grinding or clenching during sleep, these custom dental appliances can be essential for good dental health.
What is a Mouth Guard?
A mouth guard is a tray that fits over your teeth. It can be worn during sports activities to protect your teeth from injury or trauma, or during sleep to protect them from the effects of grinding and jaw disorders.
Sports Mouth Guards
A custom sports mouth guard is recommended for any sport where there's a chance that your face will come into contact with another person or object.
A mouth guard acts like a cushion that absorbs the impact of being hit in the mouth more evenly. It provides a barrier between your teeth and gums to prevent injuries like chipped or broken teeth and cuts to the mouth.
Night Mouth Guards
A custom night guard can help protect your teeth while you sleep. If you grind your teeth (bruxism), your night guard will act as a barrier to help protect your teeth from damaging each other while you sleep.
If you suffer from TMD, your night guard may be a part of the treatment plan to help you from clenching your jaw and give you some pain relief.