Designed for athletes of any age or skill level, protective mouth guards are a great way to prevent injury when playing a contact sport. These lightweight devices are worn over a person’s teeth to protect them from injury when an impact occurs. Our mouth guards feel very comfortable to wear, and they will not interfere with the user’s speaking or breathing in any sort of way. Countless studies have shown that athletes who use mouth guards are less likely to experience tooth wear, oral injury and serious jaw problems whenever they take a direct hit to the mouth. At our practice, we are proud to offer mouth guards in custom-made for both children and adults.
Mouth guards are used by millions of athletes from a wide variety of activities and contact sports, including baseball, softball, basketball, wrestling, football, lacrosse, soccer and hockey. By wearing mouth guards, these athletes are less likely to experience serious oral injury or structural damage to the mouth. Mouth guards are also effective in reducing concussions and lacerations to the tongue, cheeks and lips.
In addition to athletic mouth guards, we also offer night guards that are specifically designed for bruxism. When sleeping, a large number of people will uncontrollably clench and grind their teeth. This is due to a condition known as bruxism, and it can cause serious damage if left untreated. Many people suffering from bruxism experience excessive tooth wear, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. By using a night guard, these unpleasant symptoms can be greatly reduced or even eliminated.
Dr. Halabo has been named a top dentist for 15 consecutive years! If you would like to learn more about mouth guards or night guards, please call us at (619) 427-0810 to schedule an appointment.