At iDental in Okotoks, our general dentist offers custom-fitted mouth guards to help protect your teeth and gums during sports and while you sleep.
A mouth guard is a custom-made tray that fits over your teeth. It can be worn during sports activities to protect your teeth from injury or trauma, or during sleep to protect them from the effects of grinding (bruxism) and jaw joint (TMJ) disorder symptoms.
It is very important to have a mouth guard that fits properly. Our dentist will fabricate a custom mouth guard to fit your teeth exactly using digital scans to ensure a secure, comfortable fit.
Sports Mouth Guards
Your dentist can create a custom sports mouth guard to protect your teeth from injury during sports activities.
If you get hit in the mouth, a mouth guard acts like a cushion that absorbs the impact more evenly. It provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue in and around your mouth, preventing injuries like chipped or broken teeth and cuts to the lips and gums.
Night Mouth Guards
Your dentists can also create a custom night guard for you to protect your teeth while you sleep.
If you grind your teeth, your night guard will act as a barrier to help protect your teeth from damaging each other while you sleep. If you have TMJ, your night guard will help you from clenching your jaw and give you some pain relief.