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Mouth Guards

Mouth guards protect your teeth from impacts during physical activity. They cover your teeth which helps secure it in place and holds your jaw together. Not only will a mouth guard keep your teeth protected, but it distributes the force evenly around your mouth which reduces the possibility of injuries to the head like concussions or a broken jaw.

There are a few types of mouth guards that you should know about. Depending on the level of protection you need and how much money you are willing to spend, you may opt for one over the other.

Pre-made “stock” mouth guards are readily available in most sporting goods stores at low prices. They offer minimal protection and may not fit very well. Next are DIY boil-and-bite mouth guards which can be used to make a custom-fitted guard for your teeth. The best and most expensive option is to get a custom-fitted mouth guard from a dentist.

Below you will find various articles and reviews of the best mouth guards available today. If you are looking for a night guard for bruxism, we have a section for that.

How to Store Night Guard When Not In Use

All dental night guards should come with a storage case, but properly storing it so that bacteria does not spread requires a few more steps. How to store night guard properly You need to make sure that both the night guard and the night guard case are as clean as...

Is It Normal If A Mouth Guard Hurts Gums?

Mouth guards are effective at protecting teeth against grinding, clenching and has numerous other benefits. However, some people have experienced side effects such as tooth pain or increased saliva production. Some night guard users claim that a mouth guard hurts gums...

Does Dental Insurance Cover Night Guards?

Insurance companies can be notoriously finicky about what is covered under their plan and what isn’t. Generally, when you visit a dentist for a routine cleaning, you can expect your insurance to cover that. So if you were experiencing dental problems due to teeth...

Why is My Night Guard Turning Yellow?

When you first ordered your night guard it arrived looking clean and clear. It was a beautiful dental appliance worthy of being worn on your teeth. As time passed, you may have noticed its cleanliness and clearness has faded, replaced by an unusual hue. Now you...

Can A Night Guard Shift Your Teeth?

If you’ve ever worn a night guard to sleep then you’ve felt how tightly they are supposed fit to prevent your teeth from grinding against each other. They also have to fit snug so that they don’t fall off as we toss, turn, and do whatever it is we do...

Benefits of A Night Guard

If you are looking for a night guard, then you might be suffering from teeth grinding at night (also known as bruxism) or loud snoring caused by sleep apnea. In this article we are going to cover the benefits of a night guard and how they will help you (and your...