Mouthguards and Night Splints

Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports.

Who Needs a Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards should be used by anyone, children and adults, who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in non-contact 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.

Who Needs a Night Splint?

Adults and children who grind their teeth at night should have a night splint or guard made to prevent tooth damage.