Wagner, SD 57380
Mouth guards are versatile tools that prevent damage, protect teeth, and even whiten them. While some are available over the counter, mouth guards are most effective when they’re custom-fit in our office by our staff. We offer two types of mouth guards, depending on your needs.
A night guard is beneficial for patients diagnosed with bruxism, a condition characterized by excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. Most, but not all, grinding is done while patients sleep. A night guard prevents early wear and pain and its thickness and construction are determined by the severity of the grinding. Night guards are custom fit to obtain a comfortable fit. Daytime guards are also available.
For those who have crowns, bridges, implants, or dentures, a night guard is highly recommended to protect those restorations.
Mouth guards are often used by athletes to protect against the trauma and intensity of contact sports. They can also help protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips, and cheek lining and braces. Mouth guards typically cover the upper teeth.