SPORTS: Custom-fitted mouth protectors are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. Then the material is molded over the model. It provides the most comfort and protection as it covers your upper teeth. An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean. It should not restrict your breathing or speech.
TEETHGRINDING AND/OR CLENCHING: Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral healthcomplications can arise. So a night guard would be recommended. Your dentist can fit you with a night guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep. Similar to a sports guard.