Mouthguard in contact sport
An example of a mouthguard used in the treatment of bruxism
A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching. Depending on application, it may also be called a mouth protector, mouth piece, gumshield, gumguard, nightguard, occlusal splint, bite splint, or bite plane.
An occlusal guard, also known as an occlusal splint or night guard, protects your teeth and jaw from grinding at night. Dr. Irina may have recommended one after noticing wear on your teeth, or maybe you’ve been waking up with a sore jaw. Whatever the reason, you should take care in purchasing an occlusal guard – it’s something you have to sleep with every night.
Valley View Dental offers custom molding services to ensure the best fit possible. Before spending money purchasing a over the counter Occlusal guard, you might want to try one of the many affordable occlusal guards we offer first. Considering the price difference, you could save a lot of money, and you won’t be out much if one of these cheaper options doesn’t work out.
Hybrid Night Guard
Soft Custom Night Guard for Teeth Grinding
Soft Night Guard – Light Grinding
Ultra Thin Guard – Day Time Grinding
While playing sports, often times we wear equipment to protect certain parts of our bodies. No matter the sport, it is extremely important to protect your teeth with the appropriate mouth guard.