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Mouth Guards Specialist

Wedgwood Family Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Seattle, WA

Do you snore, grind your teeth, or play sports? If so, a custom-fit mouth guard from Wedgwood Family Dentistry in Seattle, Washington, can help you get a restful night sleep and protect your teeth against damage. Perfect for patients of all ages, the team of experts at Wedgwood Family Dentistry has the right mouth guard to suit all your dental needs. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.

Mouth Guards Q & A

Am I a good night guard candidate?

If you wake up with a sore jaw most days, you may clench your jaw or grind your teeth while you sleep. In some cases, the pain may give you a toothache or a headache, too. This condition is called bruxism and can affect adults and children alike.

The experienced team at Wedgwood Family Dentistry can help ease the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism by designing a night guard that you wear on your teeth while you sleep. After the dental team takes an impression of your teeth, they create a five-star night guard that's specially made to fit your teeth and mouth. Since the night guard is designed just for you, it's both comfortable to wear and effective at preventing teeth grinding while you sleep.

Over time, if you don't wear a night guard and continue to grind your teeth, you run the risk of damaging your teeth. That could lead to needing cosmetic dental work like crowns or veneers, especially if you harm your permanent teeth.

What are the advantages of wearing a snore guard?

A snore guard is a device that fits inside the mouth to help treat mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea, a condition in which you stop breathing intermittently throughout the night. It's often used to help prevent snoring. There are several types of snore guards that your experienced dentist may recommend.

When designed to fit your mouth, a snore guard can drastically lessen the side effects and symptoms of severe sleep apnea and snoring. The advantages of sleeping with a snore guard include:

  • Enhanced airflow
  • More consistent sleep patterns
  • Reduced snoring frequency
  • Less noisy snoring

Can a mouth guard protect me while playing sports?

Unlike generic alternatives, a custom-fit mouth guard perfectly molds to your mouth, protecting each tooth from damage during high-contact sports such as:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Field hockey
  • Boxing

Custom-fit mouth guards also help protect your tongue and the soft tissues in your mouth from harm should you be hit in the mouth while playing. On average, these customized mouth guards last anywhere from 3-10 years.

If you grind your teeth, snore loudly enough to interrupt your sleep, or play high-contact sports, the experienced team at Wedgwood Family Dentistry can help protect your teeth against damage with a custom-fit mouth guard. Call Wedgwood Family Dentistry today or request an appointment online to learn more.