Sport guard & Night Guard
A Night Guard is a custom made appliance, often used for the purpose of preventing injury to teeth and jaw, when indications show that a patient is clenching (bruxing) and/or grinding his or her teeth. Often Night Guards are worn while sleeping, but can be worn whenever necessary.
A Sport Guard/Mouth Guard is a custom made appliance used to aid in the prevention of injury during physical activity. The use of a properly fitted mouth guard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries. It is recommend that people of all ages use a properly fitted mouth guard in any sporting or recreational activity that may pose a risk of injury. When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of an athlete’s standard equipment from an early age. In fact, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouth guard. Mouth guards help buffer an impact or blow that otherwise could cause broken teeth, jaw injuries or cuts to the lip, tongue or face. Because treating a sports related dental injury can cost thousands of dollars, a custom mouth guard is a worthwhile investment. At the Smile Gallery, we recommend that you bring your custom mouth guard to each dental visit to check wear and proper fit.