For athletes who play a contact sport or activity where a blow to the face is possible, a mouth guard is an essential piece of equipment. At McMillan Family Dental, we make our mouth guards with high-quality materials and a custom fit. We also offer night guards for patients who clench or grind their teeth.
Mouth guards are oral devices that are worn over the teeth. They are designed and customized to be comfortable and secure during sports activities, including sports like football or basketball. They work by absorbing the shock during a blow to the face. Rather than a single tooth taking all the pressure from a blow, the mouth guard will disperse the force and absorb the shock. This can prevent a number of injuries, including oral injuries, facial lacerations, jaw damage and even concussions.
We also offer night guards for patients who suffer from nocturnal bruxism. This condition makes patients clench or grind their teeth involuntary while they sleep. Teeth grinding can wear down the enamel and cause jaw pain or headaches. Night guards are nighttime mouth guards and are comfortable to wear through the night. They will prevent any damage to the enamel or jaw that would otherwise occur.
At McMillan Family Dental, we make our mouth guards and night guards with high-quality materials and a highly customized fit, to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. For more information on our mouth guards or night guards, or to schedule your appointment today, please call our dental office at (208) 202-7159.