Mouthguards

At Vitality Dental, we offer top quality athletic mouthguards and protective night guards to shield your teeth from impact or bruxism.

Mouthguards and Night Guards

A mouthguard is essential for every athlete in a contact sport and physical activities, regardless of age. A mouthguard softens impacts and can prevent serious injuries that could cause expensive and painful oral health issues. Our mouthguards are custom-made from lightweight materials ensuring they are comfortable and effective. They do not interfere with your regular breathing or speaking.

Night guards are similar to mouthguards but are worn while sleeping to prevent damage caused by bruxism. Bruxism is a disorder that can cause people to unknowingly clench and grind their teeth while asleep. Untreated it can result in teeth fractures, breakages, headaches, and jaw pain.

blue, clear mouth guard laying next to tooth brush
  • What types of dental mouthguards exist?

    There are three types of mouthguards:

    1. Stock mouth protectors
    2. Boil and bite mouth protectors
    3. Custom-fitted mouthguards
  • Why are mouthguards important for athletes?

    There are many reasons why wearing a mouthguard when playing sports is important. First, mouthguards protect against displacing teeth as they help distribute force over all of your teeth, preventing one or two teeth from taking all the force of an impact. They can also protect against injuries to soft tissue such as your tongue and gums, as well as prevent jaw and tooth fractures. Ultimately, mouthguards may help prevent concussions as the padding lessens the force between the upper and lower rows of teeth and lessens the force of the jaw as it pushes on the skull.

Need a Mouthguard?

If you have more questions about mouthguards and night guards, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Vitality Dental

2708 Old Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
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Hours

Monday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed

Phone

615-885-1555

Email Address

appts@vitalitydentaltn.com