Mouth guards are pliable, form-fitted trays that cover the teeth and are used to protect the teeth from injury during sports. Depending on the sport, they will vary in thickness, hardness, and amount of coverage. An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech. While mouth guards are available at retail stores, custom-fitted mouth guards are individually designed and made in a professional dental laboratory based on Dr. Freidell’s instructions.
Nightguards and splints are hard, acrylic, form-fitted trays that cover the teeth and are used to protect the teeth and TMJs (jaw joints) from destruction caused from grinding and/or clenching or in the treatment of TMJ disorders.