Night guards are similar to retainers, but are used to protect your teeth from injury that can occur from teeth grinding. Similarly, mouth guards in general protect your teeth during sports and other physical activity. Rather than using a bulky stock night guard found from the store, visiting our office will provide you with a custom fitted guard that is designed according to the fit that your dentist has determined is right for you. Due to the custom fit, these night guards are more comfortable than others and offer better protection.
Your dentist will determine whether you need a guard for your top teeth only, or for both your top and bottom teeth, depending on your situation. Nocturnal teeth grinding can cause significant damage to your teeth over time, so a night guard that is easy to clean and does not restrict your breathing is an ideal option for preventing damage and keeping your mouth healthy.