A mouth guard may be necessary if you grind your teeth, or if your child needs to protect his or her teeth for various types of sports. While commercial mouth guards are available, these can be uncomfortable. A custom mouth guard is created by taking an impression of your teeth and gums, so it fits your (or your child’s) mouth perfectly, with a much higher level of comfort.
Grinding your teeth (called bruxism) will damage them and can lead to serious dental problems in the future. If you or your child have this issue, it is very important that you get a custom mouth guard to wear during sleeping hours to protect the surface of the teeth from cracks, wear, and potential breakage.