A mouth guard is an oral appliance designed to fit over your teeth to protect them. At Best Dental Care NJ, LLC, we offer two main types of mouth guards:
- Athletic mouth guard (sports guard) – This type of mouth guard is used to protect your smile from injury and damage during athletic activities. Dental injuries are unfortunately common during sports, and our dentist is here to help prevent that. A sports guard is especially important for contact sports like football, wrestling, boxing, hockey, and rugby; however, athletes in all areas may benefit from an athletic mouth guard.
- Night guard (bite guard) – A night guard is used to treat bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching). Most people with this condition unknowingly grind their teeth as they sleep, which can cause significant pain and dental damage. The bite guard fits over your teeth to protect them from damage and excessive wear.
Dr. Marlayna Best will help you determine which type of mouth guard in Newton and Andover, New Jersey, is best suited to your individual dental needs. We will make certain that your mouth guard fits comfortably and effectively. For more information about how a mouth guard can protect your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are eager to care for you!