Are you an athlete that participates in high-intensity or contact sports? Or, are you experiencing pain in your jaw or headaches in the morning? If you answered, “yes,” to either of those questions, you may need a mouth guard. Used for a variety of purposes, mouth guards are dental appliances used to protect your smile and treat dental conditions.

What Are Sports Guards?

During sports, athletes are often faced with the possibility of injury. For those of you who like to play soccer, football, basketball, baseball, wrestling or other sports, we provide protective mouth guards in Anchorage, Alaska, to help you play and perform without fearing for your smile. We also provide customized colors for patients. With each patient, our caring dental team will make sure the mouth guard fits properly and is comfortable to wear.

What Are Night Guards?

Another popular type of mouth guard is a custom-made night guard. Night guards are used to treat snoring, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. Most night guards cushion your teeth as you sleep to keep you from grinding your teeth or may gently push the lower jaw forward during sleep to help keep your airway open. At Advanced Family Dental Care, the entirety of your oral health is important to us. We encourage you to contact Dr. Dustin Wilde, our dentist, at 907-561-1330 to discover how mouth guards and night guards can help improve your overall health.