Mouth guards are custom-made, soft plastic appliances that are worn to protect the teeth from injury. Children and teens who play contact sports should always wear a mouth guard during games and practices. We are able to make custom mouth guards in-house for our patients at Kirby Smiles.
For patients who experience bruxism (teeth grinding), our doctors may recommend a special type of custom mouth guard that is worn at night. These night guards are made of a hard plastic material and will be made at a professional dental laboratory.
Wearing a mouth guard can help prevent you from experiencing a severe oral injury. We encourage all our patients who participate in contact sports and activities or who clench their teeth during sleep to ask us about mouth guards. You may call us at (281) 941-5488 to schedule an appointment.