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When Should You Wear a Mouth guard?

Your smile can be protected and maintained using different dental techniques and appliances- mouth guards being a common option. Mouthguards come in various sizes and shapes, each usually distinct to suit a specific purpose. At PMD, we recommend the below mouthguards based on your specific needs and smile!

Bite splint

These are smaller mouthguards, usually designed for use during the day time. This splint usually covers only your front teeth, but it helps individuals suffering from bruxism (clenching and grinding) to naturally relax their TMJ muscles as well as facial muscles in order to prevent any additional strain on their teeth.

Snore guard

This mouthguard is used for people who suffer from sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea or even snoring! Designed to improve breathing, you can notice results on your first night. They work by moving your jaws to a slightly forward position.

Nightguard

There are instances where individuals suffering from clenching and grinding at night may need a more heavy duty mouthguard. This mouthguard is far thicker and acts as buffer between your teeth since it fits over both your lower and upper arch. Wearing this significantly reduces any joint pain and tooth wear.

Sports guard

When involved in active sports, it’s incredibly important to get a sports mouthguard since these children and adults are more at risk of chipping, losing or damaging their teeth. By wearing a mouthguard, you drastically reduce the need for dental emergencies and even lessen the risk of a concussion!

Schedule your appointment today and we’ll have a custom-fitted mouthguard made for you and your individual needs! This will be far more effective than over-the-counter appliances. Call PMD for more information!