Mouth Guards and Night Guards

Protect your smile from injury or nighttime grinding and clenching with our custom-fitted mouth guards and night guards, crafted for comfort and effective protection.

Dental Mouth Guards and Dental Night Guards

A mouth guard is essential for every athlete in a contact sport and physical activities, regardless of age. A mouth guard softens impacts and can prevent serious injuries that could cause expensive and painful oral health issues. Our mouth guards are custom-made from lightweight materials, ensuring they are comfortable and effective. They do not interfere with your regular breathing or speaking.

Night guards are similar to mouth guards but are worn while sleeping to prevent damage caused by bruxism. Bruxism is a disorder that can cause people to unknowingly clench and grind their teeth while asleep. Untreated, it can result in teeth fractures, breakages, headaches, and jaw pain.

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  • What types of dental mouth guards exist?

    There are three types of mouth guards:

    • Stock mouth protectors that come ready to wear. These are inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting goods stores. However, you cannot adjust their fit, and they tend to be bulky, making breathing and speaking difficult, and they offer limited protection.
    • Boil and bite mouth protectors can also be bought at most sporting goods stores and offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. This type of mouth guard is placed in hot water to soften and then placed in the mouth to shape around the teeth. The same issues that affect stock mouth protectors carry over to boil and bite mouth guard.
    • Custom-fitted mouth guards are designed individually and made in the dental office based on your dentist’s instructions. Your dentist will first make an impression on your teeth and then mold the mouth guard over the model. This type of mouth guard provides the most protection and comfort. With professional oversight, your dentist can also ensure that your mouth guard will not harm your teeth or negatively affect your bite.
  • Why are mouth guards important for athletes?

    There are many reasons why wearing a mouth guard when playing sports is important. First, mouth guards protect against displacing teeth as they help distribute force over all of your teeth, which prevents one or two teeth from taking all the force of an impact. They can also protect against injuries to soft tissue such as your tongue and gums and prevent jaw and tooth fractures. Ultimately, mouth guards may help prevent concussions as the padding could lessen the force between the upper and lower rows of teeth and lessen the force of the jaw as it pushes on the skull.

Need a Mouth Guard?

If you have more questions about mouth guards and night guards, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Grandview Dental Care

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Columbus, OH, 43212
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