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About Mouth Guards
Dentists offer several kinds of mouth guards to safeguard the patient’s teeth, gums and costly dental work.

ATHLETIC GUARD

This is designed to protect the teeth when playing contact sports such as football, lacrosse and rugby. While athletic mouth guards can be purchased in sporting goods stores, a custom designed sports guard provides better comfort and protection to the wearer.

NIGHT GUARDS

This mouth guard is recommended for people who tend to clench and grind their teeth while sleeping. The dentist can design a night guard to fit your mouth so it remains comfortable and effective without disrupting your sleep. Moreover, for patients who also grind and clench their teeth during the day, an Invisalign mouth guard which is a set of invisible mouth guards may be more suitable as it can be worn anytime, anywhere.

OTHER USES OF NIGHT GUARDS

Patients experiencing constant jaw and joint pain in their mouth due to TMJ or excessive teeth grinding can find relief using a custom night guard. Those with expensive dental work such as dental implants, crowns and bridges should also consider using night guards to protect them and ensure they last a long time. Patients who have underwent orthodontic treatment can also help keep their teeth from shifting by using night guards.

SNORE GUARDS

Most people have snored at one time or another especially after a tiring day at work or school. But for chronic snorers, they may have a condition brought about by excessive soft tissues at the back of their throat. During sleep, the jaw relaxes, which in turn causes the soft tissues to vibrate and block the airway, hence the snoring. You can prevent snoring with the help of a snore guard which is specially designed to reposition the lower jaw forward, allowing the airway to open for better air passage. With a snore guard, you can have a more restful slumber.

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