Mouth guards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial for anyone participating in contact recreational or sporting activities. Fitting snugly over the upper teeth, mouth guards protect the entire oral region from traumatic injury, preserving both the esthetic appearance and the health of the smile.
Mouth guards can be purchased over the counter or custom made in our office. Custom made mouth guards offer the benefit of a snug fit over teeth and are more comfortable.
Relieve Pain and Tooth Wear with Night Guards
Almost 95% of the world’s population grind or clench their teeth at some point in their lives. Though occasional grinding may not cause any harm, consistent grinding or clenching can cause permanent damage to teeth and jaws. There are many reasons for grinding including eruption or losing teeth in children, stress and anxiety, or underlying medical conditions like sleep apnea, to name a few.
Although it does not stop anyone from grinding or clenching, wearing a night guard prevents damage to the teeth and surrounding musculature and joints. Bruxism (or grinding) can cause severe wear on teeth, pain in the facial and/or neck muscles and the TMJ, sometimes requiring physical therapy.
Night guards can be purchased over the counter or custom made at our office. Custom made night guards have many benefits including a good fit, comfort and options of many types of materials based on the needs of a patient.
Call us today at 203-774-0019 if you have any questions regarding custom night or mouth guards.