Mouth Guards and Night Guards

Comfortable Mouth and Night Guards There are several reasons why you may want to get a mouth guard. One of the most popular reasons is to protect your teeth and mouth from harm during contact sports or active hobbies. Your teeth can easily be damaged by a wrong move, but a mouth guard can help keep your smile intact. Another common reason for a mouth guard is bruxism, or teeth grinding. Teeth grinding or clenching can happen while you sleep and destroy your teeth and jaw. A night guard can be worn at night to protect your teeth from the effects of bruxism. Signs of Bruxism Common signs of teeth grinding include: A sore jaw Headaches Tooth damage Excessive tooth wear Tooth sensitivity Gum recession Facial and/or neck pain If you notice these signs, you may want to get checked for bruxism. Our experienced team can examine your smile to determine the issue and provide a custom mouth guard that protects your teeth. How a Custom Mouthguard Helps A custom mouth guard protects your teeth and mouth from harm. While there are one-size-fits-all mouth guards available, they are often less comfortable and don’t offer as much protection. A custom mouthguard is made especially for you, so it’ll fit perfectly over your teeth. Your mouth guard will also be made specifically for your protection, so you’ll be able to confidently wear it. It’ll protect your smile so you can sleep comfortably or get your head in the game without worrying about your teeth. Types of Guards Sports Mouth Guards A sports mouth guard is a sturdy guard to be used when you’re playing sports or participating in an activity that may cause damage to your teeth or mouth. Your mouth guard can prevent teeth from being chipped or knocked out, as well as damage to your lips and the soft tissue in your mouth. Night Guards A night guard is a comfortable protective measure for people who grind or clench their teeth while asleep. This condition, called bruxism, can destroy your smile and threaten the health of your teeth. Frequently Asked Questions Can’t I buy a mouth guard at the store? Yes, there are mouth guards available, but they’re not custom. These mouth guards are usually less comfortable and offer less protection than our custom mouth guards. These one-size-fits-all mouth guards may be less expensive, but they’re also less effective than the mouth guard we can offer. What does a mouth guard do for bruxism? A mouth guard can help prevent the effects of bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can lead to tooth damage and affect your smile’s appearance, as well as lead to tooth decay and oral health issues. The mouth guard won’t stop you from grinding or clenching while asleep, but it’ll protect your teeth and mouth from damage. Can night guards ruin your teeth? No, your night guard will protect your teeth. In fact, if you have bruxism and don’t use a night guard, you can seriously damage your smile. Your night guard will be custom made for you, so it’ll fit perfectly and feel comfortable. Protect Your Teeth With a Custom Mouthguard A mouthguard can make a big difference and take some worry off your mind. To learn more about whether a mouth guard would benefit you, feel free to contact our office by calling (208) 733-9999. We’ll be happy to talk with you about your mouth guard options.

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