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Sports & Night

Woman putting a night guard in her mouth


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.

5 Facts About Mouth Guards: 

  1. You only need a mouth guard for the top teeth unless you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower teeth.

  2. Sports mouth guards need to be replaced every 6 months or when they start showing signs of wear and tear.

  3. They should be cleaned after every use to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria. 

  4. People with braces can wear custom-fitted mouth guards. A top and bottom guard will be recommended. 

  5. A sports mouth guard cannot be used for teeth grinding or for nighttime use. 

Kid putting a sports guard in this mouth

Best Guard!

“I have tried numerous mouth guards over the years but the guard I was fit with for hockey at LifeSmiles was by far the best.”

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