Mouth guards are most commonly used to help protect the teeth and mouth from injury during physical sports or activities. For example, football players wear mouthguards to protect against dental trauma or jaw injuries that may occur due to contact with other players or hard objects.
A custom-fitted mouth guard can protect teeth from nighttime teeth grinding, or bruxism. It is important to note that wearing a mouth guard does not prevent teeth grinding, but only helps to reduce the risk of injury from the grinding.
The main difference between nightguards and mouthguards is that nightguards are specifically designed to protect the teeth and mouth from injury due to nighttime teeth grinding. Mouth guards, on the other hand, can be used to protect the teeth and mouth from injury during physical activities such as sports. In addition, nightguards are custom–fitted to the user’s individual mouth for maximum comfort and protection, whereas mouthguards are usually one–size–fits–all.
Mouth guards and night guards help protect bruxing patients’ natural teeth as well as their investment in restorative work with custom Astron Clearsplint™ Night Guards from Keating Dental Lab. Hard or hard/soft Night Guards are hand-pressed to ensure comfort and an ideal fit.
With a more accurate fit and lower profile than off-the-shelf “boil and bite” athletic mouthguards, custom mouthguards protect more than just enamel: Mouthguards can prevent lacerations, bruising and neurological damage. Designed not to inhibit breathing to allow for optimal on-field performance, Keating Dental Lab’s custom mouthguards are available in a wide range of colors.
Astron is one of Keating’s technology partners. Based in Lake Zurich, Illinois, they started as a small family business in 1967 and have since grown to be a global leader in innovation in the dental industry. By researching the needs of dental professionals, Astron creates products that meet their requirements, resulting in better quality dental care for patients.
Astron products are known for their superior quality and performance, and Keating is proud to be one of the leading providers of their technology for dental practices in the whole USA.
Astron nightguard is a dental appliance designed for use at night. It helps prevent teeth grinding and clenching, reducing tooth wear risk. Its durable material makes it an excellent product that can provide years of relief.
This innovative, clear dental guard includes a unique, patented design that flexes with each bite. Astron Dental is an industry leader in affordable and effective night guards. You trust the difference this over-engineered dental guard can bring to your patients!
The CLEARsplint® material is what stands behind Astron Nightguard’s excellent quality. For over two decades, Astron’s proprietary CLEARsplint® has been the go-to material for dentists and dental labs to build reliable and comfortable nightguards.
It is the best material for creating nightguards and splints that address pain and prevent further damage to teeth caused by grinding and clenching. CLEARsplint nightguards are practically undetectable when worn and adapt to the wearer’s mouth for added comfort. Additionally, both styles are free of amine and methyl methacrylate, meaning they won’t discolor or cause any MMA allergies.
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Sports can often lead to oral injuries that could have been prevented by using a dental sports mouth guard. Custom mouth guards, or bite guards, can prevent bruising and lacerations during impacts, tooth fractures, neurologic injuries, and much more. Our Pro Sports Guard is specially designed to prevent these injuries from occurring and is individualized to our patient. We can include logos, colors and names to make the sportsguard exactly how you want it. All of these customizable features are made possible due to our Vacuforming system and materialsassuring an accurate fit with lasting durability.
Find out what we can do for you by scheduling your free consultation. Give us a call today at 1-800-433-9833 or contact us online to see how we can help your mouth protection and comfort needs. We’ll go over your options and provide our recommendations to see which custom mouthguard is best for you.
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