Many people suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching) at night. Grinding and clenching can seriously wear down your enamel, making your teeth weak and susceptible to decay. Bruxism can lead to worn down teeth, cause jaw pain and irritate your gums.
Wearing a night guard is an easy solution for easing the tension in your jaw and preventing damage to your teeth and gums. Our custom-fit night guards will create a barrier between your upper and lower teeth while you sleep which will also allow proper breathing.
When preparing your night guard, we will first take an impression of your mouth. We will then send your mold off to a laboratory to have it made to fit perfectly to your mouth, ensuring it will be comfortable. It is important to wear your night guard every night, and during the day when you notice you may be clenching or grinding.
Protective Mouth Guards
Protective mouth guards should be worn for all athletes of any age who participate in contact sports. They are essential in maintaining the safety of your mouth, acting as a shield from structural damage caused by impact. Without a mouth guard, you are susceptible to such injuries as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue and lips as well as lost teeth. Mouth guards are also shown to help decrease the risk of concussion.
Mouth guards are available in most sporting goods stores, however they do not offer the same level of protection and comfort that a custom-made mouthguard from a dental lab can offer. We ensure the highest level of comfort because the mouthguard is custom made from a mold of your mouth.
Caring for either your night guard or protective mouth guard requires regular brushing, when you would brush your teeth. Food particles can get lodged into the guard and could stimulate bacterial decay. When you are not wearing your guard, keep it in water to prevent it from warping.