Different Types of Dental Mouth Guards: Which One is Right for You?


mouth guardsYou do not need to be an Olympic wrestler to warrant getting your own custom mouth guard! Athletes and non-athletes, big or small, may benefit from having a customized mouth guard created. New technology has allowed local dentists to create mouth guards that deal with a myriad of health issues. Read on to learn more about the uses and expectations for these devices or contact Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry for a consultation to learn more. Our dental care professionals in Scarborough can determine if a specially designed mouthguard is right for your lifestyle and particular concerns.

Popular Types of Mouth Guards for Dental Health

Consider the following information about different kinds of mouth guards for protection, oral health, and a better night’s sleep:

1. Sports Guards: Hockey players, football players, and other athletes can benefit from a custom mouth guard. Contact sports and activities with a high risk of impacts, such as baseball or tennis, are better enjoyed with the right protection. Store-bought options are readily available on the market, but they are often uncomfortable and ineffective at protecting players’ teeth, jaw, and skull from impact. Whether you have a budding all-star in the family or are an old pro, consider investing in safety with a mouth guard you will want to wear come game time.

2. Teeth Grinding: Many people unknowingly grind their teeth while they sleep or subconsciously when they are under stress. This can cause a great deal of premature wear and tear on your teeth and weaken your enamel as a result. If you find yourself grinding, or your dentist in Toronto has mentioned the habit to you, inquire about teeth grinding mouth guard. They are particularly suited to people who grind at night and can be customized to suit your own unique grinding pattern.

3. Sleep Apnea: Custom fitted night guards can make a world of difference in the quality of your sleep. Sleep apnea poses serious health risks as breathing can be interrupted. A night guard is an affordable and minimally invasive method to deal with the issue and improve your sleep habits quickly.

4. Snoring: If you share the bed with your significant other, they will also enjoy the benefits of a specially-made night guard. Similar to the devices designed for sleep apnea, snoring mouth guards are designed to open your breathing passages and minimize or eliminate snoring.

mouth guardsContact the team at Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry for more information about the variety of custom mouth guards and night guards we provide. Our family dental clinic in Scarborough welcomes new patients and we will be happy to take an impression for your new protective or sleep-aid device. Learn more about our range of dental services or book your appointment for routine teeth cleaning today.



Support your overall health and safety with a custom mouth guard.

Contact Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry at (416) 287-2426 to book your consultation.


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