Night guards and mouth guards are dental appliances that protect teeth from certain kinds of damage. Generally made from plastic, night and mouth guards can be custom made to fit your smile. We provide high-quality night guards and mouth guards in Ellensburg, Washington to help ensure your smile and mouth stays healthy and bright. For more information on night guards and mouth guards, please contact our skilled dentists, Drs. Packard and Packard, at Creekside Dental Ellensburg today.
What are night guards?
Night guards are generally used to prevent bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Most people grind or clench their teeth without even realizing it. Stress or anxiety are common causes, and most grind their teeth during their sleep. Bruxism can result in serious tooth damage. If left untreated, teeth grinding and clenching can cause tooth loss, TMJ disorders, and changes in the appearance of your face. Night guards are made of a durable plastic to prevent teeth, especially your molars, from grinding against each other. We will ensure that your night guard is comfortable and easy to wear.
What are mouth guards?
Mouth guards are common for athletes and those with active lifestyles. Similar to night guards, mouth guards are made from plastic and comfortably fit over teeth as a protective barrier. Unlike night guards, mouth guards focus on preventing the teeth in the front of your mouth during physical activities, such as basketball, football, and soccer.