A mouth guard is a flexible appliance that is worn during athletic and recreational activities. It protects the teeth and gums from damage and injury. It is advised to wear a mouth guard anytime your head may make contact with a hard surface or other objects. Remember, it is easier and more cost effective to wear a mouth guard than to fix or replace a lost or broken tooth.
This appliance is for patients who grind or clench their teeth at night. The night guard protects the teeth from grinding against each other while you sleep. There are certain factors that are associated with grinding, airway problems, untreated bite problems and stress. If gone untreated it may cause permanent damage to your jaw joints and teeth.
Custom made sportsguards and nightguards are available in our office, you may also buy an over the counter mouth guard or night guard at most stores.