What is a Mouth Guard?
Maintaining good oral health consists of more than just brushing and flossing your teeth. For those of us who play sports, clench or grind our teeth or snore, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and the health of our whole bodies.
At West Coast Family Dental, we offer custom-made mouth guards that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage.
If you grind your teeth while you are sleeping, a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage. A mouth guard will also help prevent you from clenching your jaw and provide some pain relief.
If you get hit in the mouth while playing sports, a mouth guard provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to protect your smile. This device helps prevent injuries such as fractured teeth and cut gums.