Night guards and mouth guards serve the similar purpose of protecting your teeth from damage.
While night guards protect your teeth from nighttime teeth grinding (also called bruxism), mouth guards protect athletes from sustaining oral injury while playing contact sports.
Whether you need a night guard or a sports mouth guard, you can count on the expertise of our Wyoming family dentist to make a custom dental appliance.
People who grind or clench their teeth at night are at risk for wearing down their natural tooth enamel, tooth breakage, and other oral health issues. To prevent damage to your smile, we recommend getting a custom night guard. Night guards work by forming a protective layer between your upper and lower teeth, preventing teeth grinding. Our Wyoming night guard dentist will be able to create a custom night guard that you’ll be able to wear comfortably while you sleep.
Our Wyoming sports injury dentist is able to create mouth guards for football, boxing, and other contact sports. While a custom mouth guard may cost more money than what you can buy at your local sporting goods store, keep in mind that it costs even more to replace a knocked out tooth.
Dr. Helmus DDS at River Ridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients protect their teeth from dental sports injuries and nighttime teeth grinding. If you are interested in having a night guard or mouth guard made, feel free to schedule an appointment at (616) 538-7320.