Night Guards and Mouthguards

Protect your teeth

Personal habits largely determine how you need to protect your teeth. Eating, sleeping and sports can contribute damage to your teeth if not properly looked after. Oasispark Dental has solutions to prevent damage to your teeth caused by clenching or grinding at night or to protect against injury from sports.

Guards to protect your teeth during sports and sleeping are custom-fit for your mouth at Oasispark Dental. Custom-fit quality is better than anything you would find in a retail store. The improved, natural fit of a custom mouth guard, means greater comfort and less chance of it feeling awkward or strange when you wear it. Most importantly, the more comfortable your mouth guard or night guard is, the more likely you — or your child, will wear it.

There are two main ways to protect your teeth:

Mouthguards

What is it?

Mouthguards are an essential piece of athletic gear designed to protect your mouth from trauma.

They carry out this function by absorbing any harsh impact or movement caused to the teeth and/or jaw (e.g., during contact sports).

When is it needed / Risks of not getting it done

Mouth guards are ideal for people who partake in athletic activities and who want to be proactive about protecting their teeth from potential damage.

Without the use of a mouth guard in athletic activities, especially contact sports, there is a high probability of trauma to your teeth, leading to the need for tooth extraction or a restorative treatment (e.g., bonding, crown).

Additionally, mouth guards can be used to treat excessive grinding or clenching and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

How is it done?
  1. In the initial appointment, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth using iTeroTM­ digital impression technology (either for the upper or lower teeth, depending on the dentist’s recommended placement of the mouth guard).
  2. These digital impressions will then be electronically submitted to the dental laboratory, where the mouth guard will be manufactured and sent to our dental practice.
  3. In the final appointment, the dentist will inspect the fit and ensure the comfort of the mouthguard before you take it it home.

Night Guards

What is it?

Night guard is a thin, transparent appliance made of moldable plastic that absorbs the impact from clenching of the jaw and/or grinding of the teeth during sleep.

It is designed to ensure that you breathe easily throughout the entire night while providing you with a robust preventative approach to many of the dental issues outlined below.

When is it needed/Risks of not getting it done?

Night guards are ideal for people who suffer from jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding during the night.

Without the use of a night guard, clenching and/or grinding will cause excessive wear on the teeth over time as well as tooth pain, fatigued jaw muscles, headaches, and can contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

How is it done?
  1. In the initial appointment, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth using iTeroTM­ digital impression technology (either for the upper or lower teeth, depending on the dentist’s recommended placement of the night guard).
  2. These digital impressions will then be electronically submitted to the dental laboratory, where the night guard will be manufactured and sent to our dental practice.
  3. In the final appointment, the dentist will inspect the fit and ensure the comfort of the night guard before you take it home.