What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard is an oral appliance that we may recommend in order to protect your smile from damage and injury. The two main types of mouth guards we offer at Alaska Dental Arts are sports guards (sometimes called athletic mouth guards) and night guards.
What is a sports guard?
A sports guard is a mouth guard specifically designed to be worn during athletic activities. The sports guard fits over your teeth to protect your smile from injury while you play. Your dentist will make certain that your sports guard fits comfortably so you can still play your best while protecting your smile.
What is a night guard?
A night guard, which is sometimes called a bite guard, is a mouth guard designed to treat bruxism. Also called teeth grinding and clenching, bruxism can cause severe tooth wear and damage, as well as frequent headaches and jaw and facial pain. The night guard is worn over the teeth at night to prevent teeth grinding while you sleep.
To learn more about mouth guards, sports guards, and how we can treat teeth grinding in Juneau, Alaska, we welcome you to contact us today. Our team is committed to helping you keep your smile healthy and beautiful!