WHAT IS A NIGHT GUARD?
Dental night guards are custom-made occlusal splints that protect your teeth while you sleep. They are typically recommended to patients who tend to present with involuntary teeth grinding and jaw clenching, especially at night. This stress-induced condition is known as bruxism and is prevalent among almost 10 percent of the population.
Grinding your teeth can be hazardous as it can wear down the tooth enamel, increase tooth sensitivity, and can even chip your teeth. Night guards are fabricated with a material that is sufficiently sturdy but not bulky so that they can be worn every night or when the person goes to sleep.
By using mouth guards that are custom fabricated at Prime Dentistry, you can protect your teeth from fracture and wearing down.
WHAT IS A SPORTS GUARD?
Dental sports guards are custom mouthguards that are designed to cover the teeth and gums in order to prevent injury to the teeth, lips, and gums. Often worn by athletes who participate in contact sports like basketball, boxing, or ice hockey, these mouth guards are usually made up of a thicker material and extend to cover the entire teeth.
Sportsguard are recommended to defend their teeth from being damaged by an accident or a physical blow to the face. The American Dental Association (ADA) actively urges all sports enthusiasts to wear a dental sports guard when participating in contact sporting events.
Choosing the right mouth guard for your specific and unique needs is important for it to serve its given purpose. If you’ve been plagued by your habitual nocturnal grinding, you will need an appropriate mouth guard for teeth grinding as well. Similarly, if you have a burning passion for sports, you should never go into the battlefield unarmed. Wearing a custom mouthguard will ensure your safety and possibly your victory! Visit Prime Dentistry in Philadelphia to know if your dental insurance covers dental mouthguards.