Night Guards & Sports Guards
Updated: Dec 13, 2018
There are a variety of mouth-guards available at Ace Dental, including sport and night guards. Sport guards come in three varieties: stock, boil and bite and custom fitted. Custom Sports Guard can protect your teeth, tongue, and soft tissues around your mouth in the event of a sport injury to the head and neck area. The appliance is custom made to fit the unique shape of your teeth, making it more comfortable compared with over-the-counter varieties.
Night guards come in two varieties: over the counter and custom. If you have worn teeth or sore jaw joints, night-guards may be the solution. Custom night-guards are made with maximum fit and comfort in mind and will prevent your upper and lower teeth from mutual destruction if you are grinding during your sleep.
Book a consultation at Ace Dental where Dr. Sobstel can assess your needs and inform you which guard would benefit you the most.
To care for your mouth guard:
Ensure that your mouthguard is cleaned before and after each use with cold water and a toothbrush.
On occasion, it is important to clean the mouth guard in cool, soapy water rinsing it thoroughly afterwards.
For transportation, store mouthguard in a firm, perforated container. This will permit air circulation and prevent damage.
Keep the mouth guard out of hot temperatures, such as hot water, direct sunlight, direct surfaces – this will minimize the distortion of its shape.
Your mouth guard will have general wear throughout its use, if you see any holes, tears or if it becomes discomforting to wear, replace it.
Bring the mouth guard to each regularly scheduled dental visit to have your dentist exam it.