Donning a mouth guard can be an awesome deterrent to oral harm and late-night visits to the dentist’s office, but to be most powerful, dental mouth guards need to be synced to the task you’ll be wearing them for. All dental mouth guards that you can receive from our practice are comfortable and quality devices and Dr. Russel R. Jacinto offers unique alterations depending on what you need:
Here are several kinds of mouth guards you can select from:
Stock mouth guards: This kind of mouth guard is ready to wear immediately after purchase, but its pre-formed shape might be ill-fitting to your oral cavity. They are often bulky and hard to wear.
Boil-and-bite mouth guards: These mouth guards can be obtained at sports stores, and they are fit to your mouth after you boil them and bite down on them, hence their name. While these do offer a better fit than a few stock mouth protectors, there are better choices available to you.
Custom-fashioned mouth guards: Custom-developed mouth guards are made personally for your oral cavity’s shape, so their fit and comfort is superior to any other type of mouth guard. Because they’re shaped to your chompers and gums, they also offer superior protection against dental trauma. This is a more expensive option than traditional mouth guards, but you could retain money in the long run by defending your pearly whites.
Night guards: Night guards are another kind of mouth guard made in our office, and they’re designed to shield your teeth from grinding as you sleep. This could be an awesome option for you if you clench your teeth during sleep or get out of bed with a sore jaw.
There you have it: four kinds of mouth guards you can opt from. If you’d like more info about the mouth guards we offer at Russel R. Jacinto, DMD in Glendale, California, please don’t hesitate to call 818-296-0185 now.