If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.
Custom-fitted sports mouth guards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, a custom-made mouth guard provides the most comfort and protection.
A snore guard is a small oral appliance worn while sleeping that has been clinically proven to reduce snoring. The custom-fit device helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking your air passage. Your snore guard is intended to keep your lower jaw in a comfortable forward position to prevent your breathing passageways from becoming blocked so you sleep comfortably and quietly.