Mouthguards and Night Guards

A dental mouthguard can help protect your teeth — both from teeth grinding at night and playing rough on the athletic field. Find the device that fits your needs and keeps your smile intact.

Athletic Mouthguards and Night Guards for Grinding Teeth

Mouthguards are an important device that helps prevent serious oral health problems caused by teeth grinding (also called bruxism) or external trauma. Our dental mouthguards and night guards are designed to give you the most protection and comfort while you sleep or play sports.

We make our mouthguards from lightweight materials that are durable and absorb shock. They are custom-made to fit over your teeth, cushioning them and reducing dental injuries, such as chipped or broken teeth or jaw fractures. Your mouthguard is meant to be comfortable and easy to take in and out. Plus, you can still speak and breathe while wearing it, so you can play or sleep your best, safely.

blue mouthguard laying next to a toothbrush
  • What are the types of dental mouthguards?

    There are three types of dental mouthguards:

    • Stock mouth protectors — These come ready to wear but offer less protection. They cost less, and you can buy them at most sporting goods stores. The downside is they can be bulky and make breathing and talking more challenging.
    • Boil-and-bite mouth protectors—These offer a better fit than stock mouth protections because you put them in hot water and then shape them around your teeth. You can also find them at most sporting goods stores.
    • Custom-fitted mouthguards — These are designed for you at a dental office. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth to create the mouthguard, which provides the most protection and comfort.
  • What are options for treating TMJ?

    TMJ is a disorder that causes pain in your neck and jaw areas, or/and a clicking noise when you open or close your mouth. It can also limit the range of motion in your jaw.

    There are several things you can do to help TMJ, including a temporary night guard, avoiding sharp movements with your jaw, icing your jaw to prevent inflammation, modifying your diet to include softer foods that require less chewing, and practicing relaxations and light stretching techniques to reduce tension in your jaw.

  • Why are mouthguards important for sports?

    Mouthguards are especially helpful to wear while playing contact sports. They protect you against tooth loss, injuries to soft tissues, and jaw and teeth fractures. They also help prevent concussions by decreasing the force of the jaw as it pushes on the skull.


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