Occlusal & Sports Guards - Custom Protection for Your Teeth

At Warrington Dental PC, we provide custom-fitted occlusal guards for patients who grind their teeth at night and sports guards for those engaged in athletic activities. These guards are essential for preventing dental injuries and maintaining oral health.

What are Occlusal Guards and Who Needs Them?

Occlusal guards, also known as night guards, are custom-made devices worn over the teeth to prevent damage caused by night-time teeth grinding (bruxism). They are ideal for individuals who experience jaw pain, frequent headaches, or wear on their teeth due to grinding.

How Do Sports Guards Protect Teeth?

Sports guards are protective devices worn over the teeth during athletic activities to prevent injuries such as tooth fractures, avulsions, and lacerations to the soft tissue. They are essential for anyone participating in sports, especially contact sports.

What is the Process for Getting a Custom Guard?

The process involves taking an impression of your teeth to create a guard that fits your mouth precisely. This ensures maximum comfort and effectiveness. Custom guards provide better protection and are more comfortable than over-the-counter options.

How Do I Care for My Occlusal or Sports Guard?

Proper care includes rinsing the guard before and after each use, cleaning it regularly with mild soap and a toothbrush, and storing it in a protective case. Avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures to maintain its shape.

How Often Should Guards be Replaced?

The lifespan of a guard depends on the degree of use and how well it's cared for. Regular check-ups will allow your dentist to assess its condition and recommend replacement if necessary.

Keep Your Teeth Safe - Get Fitted for a Custom Guard Today!

Protecting your teeth is vital, whether you grind them at night or are active in sports. Schedule an appointment at Warrington Dental PC to get fitted for a custom occlusal or sports guard.

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