What is a mouth guard?
If you enjoy playing sports and participating in other athletic activities, our dentist may suggest a mouth guard to keep your smile safe and healthy. A mouth guard is an oral appliance that fits over your teeth to protect your smile from injury and damage. Dr. Derek Lowe and our team at Alaska Dental Arts may especially recommend a sports guard if you participate in high-intensity sports like hockey, football, basketball, or rugby. By covering your teeth, we can help to prevent damage like chipped and broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, cracked teeth, and injuries and cuts to the gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips.
What is a night guard?
A night guard is a special kind of mouth guard. Night guards are specifically designed to be worn at night while you sleep to protect your teeth from the effects of bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. We will make certain that your night guard fits effectively yet comfortably over your teeth to protect your smile from the damage and pain that can be caused by teeth grinding in Fairbanks, Alaska. If you think your smile may benefit from a mouth guard, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are dedicated to protecting your smile!