Our Kelowna dental team provides custom sports and night mouth guards to help protect your teeth and jaw from damage, and prevent any future dental issues.
What is a Mouth Guard?
A mouth guard is a custom-made tray that fits over your teeth. It can be worn during sports activities to protect your teeth from trauma, or during sleep to protect them from the effects of grinding (bruxism) and jaw disorder (TMJ) symptoms.
Sports mouth guards are recommended for any sport where your face may come into contact with another person or piece of equipment, like hockey, football, soccer and gymnastics.
If you get hit in the mouth, a mouth guard will absorb the impact more evenly, providing a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue in and around your mouth.
Your dentist can create a custom sports mouth guard to protect your teeth and prevent injuries like broken teeth and cut gums.
Night mouth guards are recommended for patients who grind their teeth or clench their jaws during sleep.
If you grind your teeth, a mouth guard will act as a barrier between your top and bottom teeth to help protect them from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard will help prevent you from clenching and give you some pain relief.
Your dentists can create a custom night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep.