Mouth guards for Adults
Dental mouth guards are used to protect the teeth of adults who play contact sports or have the problem of grinding and clenching their teeth at night (bruxism). A variety of dental mouth guards are available in the market, such as:
- Over the Counter Dental Mouth Guards: These are available at most sports stores and come in small, medium and large sizes. They can be worn by clenching them in between the teeth. Since they are made with standard measurements, they may not fit everyone perfectly and are known to cause discomfort.
- Boil and Bite Mouth Guards: These mouth guards can be softened with heat and then molded using the fingers, tongue and teeth to give them a snug fit inside the mouth. They are a better option than over the counter guards but there could be variations in the amount of protection and comfort they offer to the wearer.
- Custom Dental Mouth guards: As the name suggests, these mouth guards are custom made by taking an impression of your teeth and sending it to a dental lab. A custom mouth guard is created with the impression taken using a lightweight, strong material that is comfortable to wear.
At Chinwalla Periodontics & Implants clinic in Darien, IL, we offer high-quality, affordable dental mouth guards that adults can wear while playing sports or while sleeping to protect their teeth from damage and fractures. Get your custom-fitted mouth guard today by scheduling an appointment at our clinic. Call us at (630) 582-3120.