Mouth guards are typically used most often in contact sports to prevent injury, as part of certain dental treatments and as a solution for TMD or bruxism. Custom made mouth guards are constructed using a heavy duty plastic and then fitted to the unique shape of your mouth and teeth.
Why use a mouth guard?
Custom fitted mouth guards come highly recommended by dental professionals for use during physical activities where there may be a possibility of getting hit in the mouth. Using a mouth guard will protect your teeth, tongue, cheek lining and jaw. Mouth guards not only help to prevent teeth from breaking but can also prevent serious injuries like concussion. Mouth guards can last from 2 to 10 years depending on the activity for which it is used and growth.
Dental applications for mouth guards
Specialty mouth guards can also be used as part of dental treatments for conditions such as sleep apnea or TMJ. Various styles of mouth guards can also be used by your dentist to address a number of dental conditions. Should you wish to start using a mouth guard, we will take a mold of your teeth and create a perfect fitting appliance for your specific needs.