Mouthguards & Night Guards

As an athlete, you need the best gear possible. We offer top-quality athletic mouth guards to protect your teeth whenever you practice or compete.

Mouthguards and Night Guards

A mouthguard should be considered an essential piece of equipment for every athlete who participates in contact sports and activities—adults and children both. A mouthguard cushions the blow when you are hit and can prevent serious injuries that may result in a lifetime of oral health problems. Our mouthguards are custom-made from a lightweight, comfortable, effective material that can be easily inserted and removed when needed. They do not interfere with your regular breathing or speaking.

Night guards are similar to mouthguards but are worn while sleeping to prevent damage from a disorder that causes you to clench and grind your teeth while you are asleep unknowingly. This disorder is called bruxism, and leaving it untreated can result in teeth fractures, breakages, headaches, and jaw pain.

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  • What are the types of dental mouthguards?

    There are three types of mouthguards, which are listed below:

    1. Stock mouth protectors that come ready to wear. These are inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting goods stores. However, you cannot adjust their fit; they tend to be bulky, sometimes making breathing and talking difficult. Additionally, these types of mouthguards provide minimal protection.
    2. Boil and bite mouth protectors can also be bought at most sporting goods stores, offering a better fit than stock mouth protectors. This mouthguard is placed in hot water to soften and then in the mouth to shape around the teeth.
    3. Custom-fitted mouthguards are designed individually and made in the dental office based on your dentist’s instructions. Your dentists will first make an impression of your teeth and then mold the mouthguard over the model. This type of mouthguard provides the most protection and comfort.
  • What are options for treating TMJ?

    TMJ is a disorder that causes pain in your neck and jaw areas, or a clicking noise when you open or close your mouth. It can also limit the range of motion in your jaw. There are several things you can do to help TMJ, including a temporary night guard, avoiding sharp movements with your jaw, icing your jaw to prevent inflammation, modifying your diet to include softer foods that require less chewing, and practicing relaxations and light stretching techniques to reduce tension in your jaw.

  • Why are mouthguards important in sports?

    There are several reasons why wearing a mouthguard when playing sports is important. First, mouthguards protect against displacing teeth as they help distribute force over all of your teeth, which prevents one or two teeth from bearing the brunt of the blow. They can also protect against injuries to soft tissues and prevent jaw and teeth fractures. Ultimately, mouthguards may help prevent concussions as the padding could lessen the force between the upper and lower rows of teeth and lessen the force of the jaw as it pushes on the skull.

Questions about Mouth Guards?

If you have any questions about mouth guards or if you need a consultation, please contact us. We also provide numerous other restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dental services.

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Haslam Dental

448 East 5350 South Suite C
Ogden, UT 84405
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Monday - Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 1pm

Phone

(801) 479-1700

Email Address

haslamdentalmarketing@gmail.com