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What is a Mouth Guard?
A mouth guard is a custom-made dental appliance that fits snugly over your teeth. Mouth guards can be made to be worn during sports to protect your mouth and face from trauma, or at night to prevent teeth grinding (known as bruxism) and Jaw Muscle Dysfunction (TMD).
Sports Mouth Guards
You should wear a sports mouth guard while playing any sport that puts your teeth, mouth or jaw at risk of coming into contact with an object or another person.
The sports guard acts as a barrier between your teeth and anything they may come into contact with, helping to prevent injuries such as broken teeth and cut gums.
Night Mouth Guards
If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching during sleep, you may benefit from wearing night mouth guards. Grinding can cause wear and tear to your teeth over time. A night guard can act as a buffer, preventing contact.
A night mouth guard can also help relieve pain from TMD and jaw clenching, because it prevents you from being able to clench your jaws during sleep.
Your dentist can fit you with a custom-made night guard to help protect your teeth while you sleep, and relieve the symptoms of teeth grinding.
If you experience chronic headaches, a sore jaw, or tooth sensitivity after sleeping, ask your dentist if a night guard may be right for you.