Athletic mouth guards and night guards serve very different purposes, but both provide a protective barrier for your teeth.
Teeth grinding can be a major problem for people. Even if you don’t grind your teeth during your waking hours, grinding at night can still be a problem. And that grinding can lead to tooth erosion and enamel damage. When either of these types of damage appear, the nerve root can be exposed, and that leads to many dental problems.
Night guards are designed to be strong against grinding. At Bow Valley Dental, we understand that you can’t stop the grinding, but the night guard keeps you from damaging the surface of your teeth. And, with a custom-fitter night guard, you’ll get more restful sleep.
The job of a sports guard is to keep your teeth in your mouth during contact or high impact sports. Even in low impact sports, your teeth can suffer damage from an accidental impact or a sudden jarring. A custom-fitted sports guard can offer protection in multiple instances. Sports guards can reduce the chance of receiving a concussion as well as act as shock absorbers for the jaw. Both have neurological benefits above just protecting your teeth from sudden impact
So whether you grind your teeth or play sports of any kind, mouth guards are vitally important. Contact us today to get your custom-fitted night or sports guard to you can enjoy more restful sleep and feel comfortable knowing you are protecting your teeth.