Custom-designed mouth guards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouth guards are recommended to protect the jaw, tongue, cheek lining and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth might get hit.
Purposes and Benefits of Dental Mouth Guards:
Protection: The primary purpose of dental mouth guards is to protect the teeth and jaws from injury. In contact sports like football, rugby, or martial arts, a properly fitted sports mouth guard can prevent chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth and reduce the risk of lip and jaw injuries.
Prevention of Bruxism Damage: Night guards and bite guards are essential for individuals who suffer from bruxism. They create a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing wear and tear, reducing muscle tension, and alleviating associated discomfort.
Orthodontic Care: Bite guards can be instrumental during orthodontic treatment. They protect braces from damage caused by teeth grinding or clenching and provide comfort to the patient.
Improved Performance: In some sports, mouth guards may improve performance by enhancing airflow and reducing the sensation of fatigue. They can also help with concentration and focus.
If you are active in athletics, we can help you determine if any kind of guard or appliance is a good option for you. If so, we will take an impression of your teeth to create a custom-fit product for your specific needs.