Mouth Guards to Protect Your Teeth
Sports Mouth Guards
Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities.
Mouth guards help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.
At Halton Denture Clinic we offer a wide variety of colours, designs and patterns for you to choose from.
Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding, Sleep Apnea, & Snoring
Dental Night Guards
Dental night guards are designed to protect your teeth while you sleep. They can help with common sleeping disorders and problems such as:
Teeth grinding: Teeth grinding or clenching is a common sleep related movement disorder that can damage your teeth. Wearing a dental night guard can help keep your top and bottom teeth separated to prevent the potential of chipping teeth, limit tooth pain, and avoid sore gums. A custom-fitted mouth guard will stay in place and provide the most comfortable fit.
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that causes an individual to temporarily stop breathing while asleep. A dental night guard can help with sleep apnea by pushing your lower jaw and tongue forward to keep your airway open.
Snoring: Dental night guards can also reduce snoring! If you or your partner struggle with snoring, a custom-made mouth guard can do the trick and help you get a good night’s sleep.
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Mouth Guard FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
A sports mouth guard is designed to act as a shock absorber that distributes force exerted onto your jaws and teeth evenly throughout the appliance. Sports mouth guards act as an internal impact barrier between your upper and lower teeth and also as a protective barrier from external impacts as well.
Sports mouth guards come in three main different types:
Stock MouthGuard – An inexpensive and universally fitting mouth guard that provides some protection, but not nearly as much as their counterparts.
Boil & Bite MouthGuard – Made from a thermoplastic material, this type of sports mouth guard is placed in hot water and then is placed in your mouth to be shaped around your teeth, providing a more comfortable and conforming fit.
Custom Fitted MouthGuard – Individually designed and made at a dental office based on an impression of your teeth. Although more expensive, they provide the most comfort and the best protection.
There are many different ways to thoroughly clean a mouthguard with common household supplies:
- Toothbrush & Non-Abrasive Toothpaste
- Alcohol-Free Soap & Water
- Diluted Mouthwash
- Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide & Vinegar
Each combination of household items provide a different level of cleanness and need to be rinsed off thoroughly. Contact our team to learn more about our techniques for cleaning your mouth guards!
Night guards typically come in three main options that address varying levels of bruxism severity:
Soft Night Guard – Designed for people with mild teeth clenching or grinding. They are the easiest night guard to get used to and provide the most amount of comfort. However, the material is not too durable and has a short lifespan.
Hard Night Guard – Hard night guards are typically made from acrylic and are for people who experience extreme clenching and grinding of the teeth. They are much more durable and longer lasting than their softer counterparts.
Hybrid Night Guard – The most popular choice for a night guard that’s recommended for moderate clenchers and teeth grinders. They are made from soft materials on the inside for extra comfort while being hard on the outside for extra durability. The perfect blend of protection, comfort, and durability.