Mouth Guards And Night Guards
Most adults and children these days lead an active lifestyle, and take to sports or athletic activities to stay healthy. As good as sports are for our health, we are prone to injuries as a result of playing them. The same holds true for our teeth, which could get fractured or damaged while playing sports. Also, some people have the habit of clenching and grinding their teeth at night (bruxism), making them prone to damage and fractures. At the office of Classic Dental Arts, we offer custom dental mouth guards to protect your teeth against injury and the ill-effects of bruxism.
A mouth guard is a device that fits over the teeth and protects them from impact. Many types of mouth guards are available for one to choose from:
- Over the counter mouth guards: these can be found in most sports stores and come in small, medium and large sizes. They can be worn by clenching the teeth between them. But they may not fit you perfectly as they are made using a standard size set.
- Boil and bite mouth guards: These mouth guards can be softened using heat, and then molded into shape by the teeth, tongue and fingers. They provide a better fit than their over the counter alternatives, but their coverage and effectiveness is a question.
- Custom fabricated mouth guards: These mouth guards are custom made by taking an impression of your teeth and then fabricated using lightweight, high quality material. They are comfortable to wear and offer a high level of protection without affecting your breathing and speech abilities while you wear them.
Custom-made mouth guards are an indispensable piece of equipment that save your teeth from damage and injury. Whether you are an adult or a child, the appropriate amount of protection is necessary while you play or if you suffer from bruxism. A mouth guard is a wise investment, as it will save you from the money and pain endured when your teeth are injured.
For more information, please call our practice at (732) 301-6333.