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Night Guards, Sports Mouthguards, and Retainers

At Clinton Family Dental, we believe in prevention as the best way to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. We offer a variety of protective oral appliances, including night guards, sports mouthguards, and retainers, to help prevent teeth damage or shifting. We are all about safeguarding your smile and helping you enjoy a lifetime of oral health.

Unlike the bulky and uncomfortable over-the-counter oral appliances, our team at Clinton Family Dental offers custom-created mouthguards and retainers made from impressions of your teeth. That allows us to take into account the unique specifications of your smile, ensuring the best possible fit and maximum protection.

Night Guards - An Overview

Grinding and clenching your teeth, a condition known as bruxism, can cause a host of oral health complications. These include uneven tooth wear, cracked or fractured teeth, tooth pain and sensitivity, damaged dental work, sleep disruptions, morning headaches, facial or jaw pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and more.

Night guards or occlusal guards are protective mouthguards worn like retainers to cushion the teeth. They do not cure bruxism but prevent excessive wear and damage to your teeth and jaws. If you suspect that you grind your teeth at night, don’t wait. The sooner you wear a dental night guard, the less damage bruxism will cause to your teeth and jaws.

Sports Mouthguards - An Overview

High-impact sports are becoming increasingly popular, but they also come with an increased risk of dental injuries. These can range from knocked-out, broken, or dislodged teeth to soft tissue damage or jaw injuries. Dental injuries can cause pain and may lead to long-term oral health problems.

A sports mouthguard is a protective oral appliance that helps reduce the risk of injury to the teeth and soft tissues, such as the lips, tongue, and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends wearing a custom-made mouthguard when playing sports that involve a risk of dental trauma, such as basketball, football, hockey, gymnastics, and wrestling.

What Are Retainers?

After orthodontic treatment, it takes time for the gums, bones, and muscles to adjust to the new positions of your teeth. Retainers are custom-made oral appliances that help keep your teeth in place after braces, ensuring the success of your treatment.

If you don't wear a retainer, your teeth will naturally shift back to their original positions. Unfortunately, relapses after orthodontic treatment are far too common because people often neglect to wear their retainers.

Can Night Guards, Sports Mouthguards, and Retainers Be Worn Interchangeably?

Night guards, sports mouthguards, and retainers are all oral appliances designed to protect your smile. However, they are made from different materials and have different purposes, meaning they should not be worn interchangeably. For example, wearing a sports mouthguard as a retainer will not provide adequate protection or prevent the teeth from shifting out of position.

If you’re unsure about the type of oral appliance you need, Dr. Jacobson is here to answer your questions and provide the best protection for your smile.

Are you ready to learn more about protecting your smile with a custom night guard, sports mouthguard, or retainer?

Night Guards, Sports Mouthguards, and Retainers Near Me in Clinton, WI

Dr. Jacobson and her team at Clinton Family Dental are pleased to offer night guards, sports mouthguards, and retainers to safeguard your smile. Our custom-fitted oral appliances are made from high-quality materials, providing superior comfort and protection.

Give us a call at 608-676-5415 or contact with us online to see how we can help.
We look forward to caring for all your dental needs.