When playing a contact sport, an athlete faces a high risk of experiencing damage to their mouth, teeth or jaw. Luckily, their risk of injury can be reduced by wearing a protective mouth guard. When worn over the teeth, mouth guards provide outstanding protection and comfort that simply cannot be matched. Our practice is proud to provide top-quality mouth guards for any patient who plays a contact sport. We offer mouth guards that are custom-made for children and adults.
Mouth guards are used in a large number of contact sports and activities. By wearing a mouth guard, an athlete is less likely to suffer from structural damage to their mouth or jaw when taking a heavy hit. Mouth guards have also been proven to prevent concussions and lacerations to an athlete’s tongue, lips and cheeks. And since our mouth guards are built using state-of-the-art lightweight materials, they will not interfere with the patient’s normal breathing or speaking.
In addition to athletic mouth guards, we also offer night guards that are designed to be worn while sleeping. Bruxism is a relatively common sleeping disorder that causes a person to unknowingly clench and grind their teeth while asleep. When this occurs, it can cause excessive tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches and tooth fractures. By wearing a night guard, these ailments can be prevented, and the patient can get a better night of sleep.
If you would like to learn more about mouth guards or night guards, please call us at (630) 326-4060 to schedule an appointment.