Mouthguards are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may be hit. Guards also protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. This reduces the risk of teeth falling out or other oral injuries.
Nightguards are recommended for patients with teeth grinding or bruxism. This is when someone clenches or grinds their teeth while they sleep and a nightguard helps protect their teeth and bite from damage. If you wake up with headaches, jaw or tooth pain, you may need to see us about getting a nightguard.
The Process | Mouthguards
Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic that are molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Dental guards are the best way to protect your teeth for a variety of reasons. There are two types of guards that we custom fit to your unique teeth: mouthguards and nightguards.
If you have decided a guard is right for you, we will take an impression of your teeth which will then be sent to a lab to make a custom fit guard. In most cases you can choose from a variety of colors and styles. On average, guards last between 3 and 10 years. To schedule an appointment to get a custom mouthguard or nightguard, contact our Lansing dental office.
Our promise to you is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you. And to make sure we keep that promise, the products we recommend and use are the highest quality and incredibly durable. You can trust your smile with us.