Guards are custom-made appliances designed to protect your teeth from damage. Grand West Dental Group provides Chatham residents with customized guards to protect against injuries from sports and grinding teeth. Made from plastic and designed to comfortably fit your mouth, these guards give you a strong line of defence against injury to your teeth.
Common sports injuries include knocked out, broken, or chipped teeth. Although most sports injuries to the teeth are a result of impact, any sport has the potential for damaging injury. A sports guard protects against these injuries so you can play safely.
Bite appliances or night guards are used to prevent damage caused by nighttime grinding of the teeth. This condition, called “bruxism” can lead to serious damage to the enamel of your teeth and can also cause headaches and jaw pain. A bite appliance comfortably holds your jaws in place while you sleep, preventing you from grinding your teeth.