When we think of mouthguards, we usually think of pro-athletes taking them in and out between plays. But did you know that there are other types of mouthguards? Today we’ve rounded up information on the different types of mouthguards out there, as well as where you can get them!
Different Types of Mouthguards
- Sportsguard: These mouthguards are not just used by pro-athletes. We recommend that any level athlete who participates in a contact sport should wear one! It will provide protection to your teeth as you participate in wrestling, football, boxing, soccer, cage fighting, baseball, and any other sports that are likely to involve contact to the face or mouth.
- Acclusalguard:This type of mouthguard is typically for nighttime wear. It is designed for you if you clench and/or grind your teeth. Nightime clenching and/or grinding can lead to TMJ problems. If you wear an acclusalguard, it can help to prevent and treat TMJ problems and pain. The mouthguard keeps your teeth from grinding against each other. It will also stop or slow the wearing away of teeth surfaces from the clenching and grinding of teeth at night.
- Snore guard or sleep apnea mouth device: These mouthguards are designed for people with mild sleep apnea. The mouthguard works by repositioning a sleep apnea patient’s mouth. It repositions the lower jaw slightly down and forward to help keep the mouth and airway open.
If you think you are in need of a mouthguard, call our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Sheahan can take impressions/bite registrations of your teeth. She will then send your records to a lab, where they will make you a custom-made mouthguard. Once it is fabricated by the lab, you will return to Dental Clinique to have your new mouthguard fit and delivered.
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