Athletic and Night Guards
Athletic mouth guards help prevent trauma to your teeth during high-risk activities. Both professional and amateur athletes should wear mouth guards while participating in contact sports.
Nightguards protect patients from clenching or grinding their teeth in their sleep. This grinding habit is referred to as bruxism and can lead to headaches, jaw disorders, chipped/damaged teeth and other issues. Bruxism could also be associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Your doctor can provide a custom fitting mouth guard or night guard to protect your smile. Often times when a patient has had cosmetic dental procedures, the dentist will recommend a night guard.
There are many kinds of mouth guards made of a variety of materials. Ask Dr. Babington about your options if you are considering a night guard or mouth guard.