Athletic mouthguards, made of flexible molded plastics are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may get hit. There are two types; custom made in our office or store bought like “Shock Doctor”. In addition, these guards protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.
Nightguards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite. Made of a hard outer plastic layer and an inner soft layer they also reduce clenching by concentrating bite forces to the front teeth.
If you have decided a guard is right for you, we will take an impression of your teeth which will then be sent to a lab to make a custom fit guard for you. In most cases you can choose from a variety of colors and styles for your guard. On average, guards last between 3 and 10 years.
Let our skilled team help you determine if a guard is right for you!