Night and Sports Guards in Renton, WA
Custom-fitted mouth protectors are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on Dr. Shih's instructions.
Who Needs a MouthGuard/NightGuard?
Mouth guards should be used by anyone -- both children and adults -- who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in noncontact sports (for example, gymnastics) and any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
First, Dr. Shih will make an impression of your teeth and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material, this provides the most comfort and protection.
If you grind your teeth at night, a special mouth guard-type of dental appliance -- may be created to prevent tooth damage. This one is harder material that you grind against to protect your teeth from additional wear.