What Is an Athletic Mouthguard?

Children, teens, and adults experience thousands of mouth injuries annually while playing sports. No matter your sport or activity, injuries to the face can harm teeth, lips, cheeks and gums. Mouthguards should be considered an essential piece of equipment in order to avoid these injuries. It is also of particular importance for those wearing braces or who have fixed bridge work. A hit to the facial area might damage the brackets or additional fixed orthodontic appliances. In addition, a mouthguard offers a protective barrier between your braces and lips or cheek, which aid you in avoiding injuries to your cheeks and gums.

At Dental Town, we recommend custom-made mouth guards, which will fit your teeth comfortably while allowing for normal breathing and speaking.

What Is a Night Guard?

If you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw or a headache, you may be grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep. This condition, called bruxism, affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults according to the American Dental Association. Bruxism can cause long-term damage to the mouth, including chipping and cracking of your teeth. You can alleviate the effects of bruxism with a night guard.

At Dental Town, we can provide a custom-made comfortable, and effective mouthguard. This piece of equipment will prevent your teeth from grinding and relieve strain in your jaw muscles.