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Do you need an Athletic Mouth Guard or a bedtime Night Guard?


Most dentists will recommend night guards to prevent the wear and tear on your teeth while you sleep. You may- or may not know -that you grind or clench your teeth during the night. Grinding and clenching can have serious consequences on your teeth and jaw over the years. In fact, some of our patients began wearing a night guard because they were experiencing pain upon waking. This is usually a tell tale sign that you are grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep!



However, we may also recommend a night guard to just maintain your tooth structure and smile. Especially if you have had a lot of cosmetic dentistry done.


Night Guards Night guards are preventative appliances that can eliminate the heavy unconscious tooth-on-tooth forces experienced during the night. There are many options for patients, including a choice of upper or lower jaw appliances. In some cases, even if you are not aware of signs or symptoms, your dentist will be able to diagnose signs of progressive wear and will suggest a night guard to prevent the development of additional signs and symptoms (like jaw soreness and headaches).


Athletic Mouth Guards or Sports Guards Athletic mouth guards (sports guards) should be worn during certain activities to minimize the risks and severity of concussion, jaw and tooth traumas. We offer a wide range of athletic appliance options and can customize our selection to meet the individualized performance needs of our patients.



The process

We will need to take an impression/mold of your teeth. We then send it out to our Lab Technician so he can make the appliance. Two weeks later, we deliver it to you in our office. If you have dental insurance it will be covered under your benefits.

A night/athletic guard is one of the most preventative appliances to maintain your beautiful smile. Please call us for more information.



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