Mouth guards are coverings worn over the teeth. They are used to protect teeth from sports injuries and harmful night-time grinding. All of our mouth guards are individually customized to your unique needs.
- Night Guards If you have been diagnosed with sleep bruxism (grinding and clenching of the teeth and jaws during sleep), a night guard is highly recommended. The night guard will help protect your mouth and jaw from further pain and safeguard your long-term dental health. Do not be alarmed – bruxism is actually quite common. In fact, recent findings from the American Sleep Disorders Association indicate that bruxism is found in up to 20% of the general population, and also affects small children and adolescents. Sleep-related bruxism is associated with a variety of disorders and symptoms including: temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), gum recession, loose teeth, headache, and sleep and behavioral complaints. Your teeth can become worn down, or worse, break. Often, patients with this condition experienced continuous and debilitating jaw pain that reduces their daily quality of life.If you or your child experience any of these symptoms, please call us today to book an appointment.
- Sports Guards For anyone participating in a sport that involves falls, flying equipment or body contact, athletic or ‘sports guards’ are critical for protecting the mouth from trauma and injury. Virtually any athletic activity that puts you at risk for oral injury – from soccer to mountain biking – can result in cut lips, broken teeth, or permanent damage to the mouth. Generally, sports guards cover the upper teeth and are designed to reduce the likelihood (protect) – and minimize the severity of trauma. Patients who wear braces or other orthodontic appliances might also be benefit from wearing a mouth protector.