What Kinds of Mouth Guards Are There?

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Donning a mouth guard can be an awesome deterrent to dental harm and late-night visits to the dentist’s office, but to be most effective, dental mouth guards need to be synced exactly to the task you’ll be wearing them for. All oral mouth guards that you can purchase from our practice are comfortable and quality devices, and Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II offers one-of-a-kind customizations depending on what you need:

Here are several varieties of mouth guards you can choose from:

Stock mouth guards – This kind of mouth guard is ready to use as soon as possible after purchase, but its pre-created shape might be ill-fitting to your mouth. They are frequently bulky and tricky to wear.

Boil-and-clamp mouth guards – These mouth guards can be purchased at sports stores and supermarkets, and they are fit to your mouth after you boil and bite down on them, hence their moniker. While these offer a better fit than a few stock mouth protectors, there are better picks available to you.

Custom-fashioned mouth guards – Custom-created mouth guards are made personally for your mouth’s shape, so their fit and comfort is greater than any other type of mouth guard. Since they’re shaped to your chompers and gums, they also offer better protection against dental trauma. This is a more expensive option than traditional mouth guards, but you could maintain money in the long run by guarding your teeth.

Night guards – Night guards are another type of mouth guard, and they’re designed to defend your pearly whites from grinding as you sleep. This could be a good choice for you if you clench your teeth during sleep or get up with a painful jaw.

There you have it: four kinds of mouth guards you can select from. If you’d like more data about the mouth guards our team at Nicholas A. Jamison II DDS has to offer patients in Greeley, Colorado, please don’t hesitate to call 970-506-1122 now.