Mouth guards and Night guards
Custom designed mouth guards and night guards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. They are designed to prevent serious injury to your teeth, especially for patients who are at higher risks. (Athletes, nocturnal mouth grinders, etc.)
Mouth guards are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may be hit. Guards also protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.
Night guards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite. Grinding at night can cause wear on your teeth as well as soreness in your jaws. If you aren’t sure if you grind your teeth at night, ask our dentists about some common signs and symptoms associated with grinding.
If you have decided a guard is right for you, we will take an impression of your teeth which will then be sent to a lab to make a custom fit guard. In most cases you can choose from a variety of colors and styles. On average, guards last between 3 and 10 years.