Dental mouth guards are used to protect teeth from injuries. It is a flexible custom made appliance worn while playing any contact sports like footy, karate, boxing, etc. Wearing them will minimise the extent of trauma or injury by acting like a cushion, thus used a preventive option in such contact sports and recreational activities.
Night guards are a custom made removable appliance that is fitted over the biting surface of your teeth to protect surface damage from grinding at night time.
We would recommend a night guard if you are aware of night grinding or the dentist identifies signs of excessive wear of contacting surfaces of teeth. Night grinding is also known as bruxism and you could have additional symptoms of waking up with chronic headaches, sore jaws, toothache from cracks that develop on teeth due to teeth grinding.
Rinse in water after each use.
Brush them gently with a soft tooth brush ever day.
Use appropriate appliance cleaner frequently as advised by your dentist.
Take them to your dentist during your routine checkup visits for inspection of wear or broken appliance.