Mouth guards / night guards are coverings worn over teeth and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports. At McKenzie Towne Family Dental we don’t just use any Mouth Guards. We specially fit you for custom Mouth Guards, specifically designed for your mouth and your needs.
There are three types of mouth guards to consider:
Generally, mouth guards cover your upper teeth only, but in some instances (such as if you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw), Dr. Magharius will make a mouth guard for the lower teeth as well. Since your mouth guard is a custom appliance Dr. Magharius will suggest the best mouth guard for your needs. An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech.
If you grind your teeth at night, a special mouth guard-type of dental appliance — called a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint — may be created to prevent tooth damage.
Who Needs a Mouth Guard?
Mouth guards should be used by anyone — both children and adults — who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in non-contact sports (for example, gymnastics) and any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
Adults and children who grind their teeth at night should have a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint made to prevent tooth damage.
Why Use a Mouth Guard When Playing Sports?
Because accidents can happen during any physical activity, the advantage of using a mouth guard during sports is that it can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth. They also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, or even tooth loss.
Why Use a Night Guard ?
A properly fitted night guard shifts the jaw and teeth into proper alignment, which can alleviate jaw tension, headaches, pain, and other symptoms of temporomandibular joint syndrome. Night guards also help with providing a better nights sleep by preventing snoring and can save you money in the long run by preventing the grinding of your teeth.
If you desire to improve your smile and potentially your quality of life then contact us today at (403) 257-1180!
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