Guards and appliances protect your teeth from injury and damage by absorbing impact and preventing your teeth from hitting one another or grinding. Two common types of guards are sports guards and bite appliances.
Sports guards are made of a special material that absorbs impact and holds your jaws in place. You should wear a guard when you play any sport where there is a chance you could fall or you could sustain an impact to your face. Our custom-made sports guards fit your teeth comfortably.
Bite appliances are made of a hard material that keeps your jaws from moving. They are used to treat bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. Bruxism can gradually wear down your teeth until they are exposed to damage and potential loss. By preventing your jaws from moving while you sleep, bite appliances reduce the damage caused by bruxism.
Call Westside Family Dental to learn more about sports guards and appliances.