Sports Guards in Chehalis
Custom-made sports guards and night appliances keep your teeth safe from injury. They fit comfortably without slipping to provide the best protection for your teeth.
Why Do I Need to Protect My Teeth?
Your teeth can be injured or damaged by impacts to your face or by grinding and clenching. If they aren’t protected from damage, they could be damaged or lost, or they could become misaligned. Guards and appliances provide a layer of protection to keep your teeth safe and healthy.
Custom sports guards are worn over the teeth to absorb impacts and protect your teeth from being injured. Guards fit comfortably and securely to prevent injury without interfering with your game.
Clenching or nighttime grinding can cause serious damage to your teeth over time. Night appliances prevent clenching and grinding by holding your teeth in place while you sleep. The appliances are custom-made to fit comfortably without interrupting your sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a guard if I don’t play contact sports?
Yes, your teeth can be injured by even a minor impact. You should wear a guard for any sport where there is a risk of impact to your mouth or of falling.
How can I tell if my sports guard fits me?
Your sports guard should fit comfortably and allow you to speak and breathe easily. You should not have to bite the guard to keep it in place. If your guard doesn’t fit properly, speak to your dentist about getting the guard altered or replaced.
When should I replace my sports guard with a new one?
Replace your sports guard after two or three seasons or after an impact or injury. A damaged guard may not protect your teeth as well as a new one.