At Paul Jang Dentistry, we want to help you protect and care for your smile. For some, this can include wearing a customized dental bite guard. We create bite guards to protect teeth from damage. They are designed to fit comfortably over your teeth when playing contact sports or to wear at night to prevent damage from teeth grinding. If you or a family member need extra protection for your smile, let us create a bite guard made just for you to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Did you know?
Caring for a dental bite guard is simple. You’ll need to rinse it before and after every usage using a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste and cold water. From time to time, cleanse it with cold water and a mild soap. When not in use, store your mouth guard in a hard, ventilated container and keep it away from hot temperatures that could cause your guard to warp.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a bite guard?
Bite guards are used to put a layer of protection around your teeth. Those who play contact sports like football, soccer or basketball should wear a bite guard to protect teeth from damage, especially children. If you suffer from bruxism, or nocturnal teeth grinding, you should also wear a bite guard while sleeping. This protects your teeth from damage brought about by clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth back and forth while you sleep.
What should I expect when being fitted for a dental bite guard?
To create a customized bite guard that will fit comfortably, we take an impression of your teeth at our office and send it to our dental lab. The impression process is quick and painless, and in a few days, we will get your new bite guard back from our dental lab.
Will I need to return to my dentist after getting my new bite guard?
You should always come in for routine cleanings and checkups every six months. When you do, bring your bite guard with you. We will examine it to ensure it is still in good condition. Bite guards are durable, but they do wear down and need replacement every so often. Also, if your teeth or bite changes, you may need a new bite guard to fit your teeth accurately.
Dental bite guards can prevent excessive and expensive damage to your teeth from impact sports or bruxism. Contact Paul Jang Dentistry to schedule your consultation and fitting for a customized dental bite guard today.