A mouthguard is a protective device that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A well-made dental night guard should not be uncomfortable or have your breathing obstructed. The material protects your teeth, which prevents them from grinding against one another. There are two different types to choose from. In order for you to achieve the most comfort, it is best to have a custom fitted mouth guard made just for you. A dentist can customize it to ensure the measurements and contours of your mouth are taken into account using a dental impression which is sent to a lab. A custom dental night guard is then made with your impression. This is the best dental night guard and offers the best comfort and fit.
A sport mouth guard is an appliance that is prescribed to an athlete to protect his teeth from being damaged from a physical blow to the face or an accident. A sport mouthguard is usually made with a thicker material and given its purpose, it is made to extend to cover the entire jaw, even the gum issue so that the entire mouth can be protected. When an athlete has his mouth guards made, he can make a decision to incorporate his team colors with the appliance or even the team logo or sign. Sports guards may be fabricated so that it is part of the team uniform. There are different dyes that may be added to the acrylic material, so that some color may be incorporated.
Sleep Apnea Appliance
Sleep apnea oral appliances work by moving the jaw forward, which increases the size of the upper airway, thus reducing the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring. Oral appliances for sleep apnea are often used as a substitute for CPAP or sleep apnea oral surgery. They reduce airway turbulence and stop snoring. These custom sleep apnea mouthpieces are often most effectively in sleep apnea patients who have mild or moderate sleep apnea.