Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth and often used to protect teeth from injury during sports or damage from teeth grinding. At North Ajax dental, we provide custom night guards and sports guards that are designed specifically for you to perfectly fit your dental arch and provide the best protection.
Who needs a sports guard?
Sports guard should be used by anyone – both children and adults – who take part in contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those who participate in non-contact sports (for example, gymnastics) or any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from a protective sports guard.
Accidents can happen during any physical activity. A sports guard can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and the soft tissues of your mouth. Mouth guards also help avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooh, or even tooth loss.
Who needs a night guard?
Adults who grind their teeth at night should have a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint made to prevent tooth damage.
For more information about Mouth Guards, contact our office today.