A sports guard is a flexible device that provides protection against accidental damage to the teeth during athletic activities. A night guard performs the same service but is designed to be worn by patients who are prone to bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching while sleeping.
Whether a mouth guard is used while active or while sleeping, its purpose is to prevent or alleviate damage to the teeth, braces or bridgework from physical contact or trauma. It can also act as a barrier between the teeth and cheeks, lips and tongue to lessen the risk of soft tissue damage.
The professionals at LifeSmiles Dental offer custom-fitted mouth guards that will provide the best protection for your mouth without sacrificing comfort or feeling overly bulky. To learn more about sports guards and night guards, please contact our office to book an appointment.