Our dentists and team are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and free from discomfort. To help us do this, we provide both night guards and sports mouth guards at our office. When you come in for your appointment, our dentists will discuss your needs with you and determine which type of custom mouth guard will be most beneficial for you.
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. If our dentists or team suspect that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep.
Common signs of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding include:
Your night guard will be made to fit your smile comfortably and effectively, allowing you to sleep peacefully while protecting your teeth.
Sports Mouth Guards
For our athletic patients, we often recommend a type of mouth guard called an athletic mouth guard or sports guard. Sports guards fit over your teeth while you play sports and participate in other athletic activities to protect your smile from injury. Sports guards are especially important for our patients who play high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey and rugby; however, all types of athletes can benefit from an athletic mouth guard. This type of mouth guard is designed to comfortably fit your smile and prevent dental injury, such as knocked out and chipped teeth. A sports guard can also help to prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about mouth guards and their benefits. We look forward to caring for your smile!