MOUTHGUARD - A sport mouth guard is an appliance that is prescribed to an athlete to protect his teeth from being damaged from a physical blow to the face or an accident.
A sport mouthguard is usually made with a thicker material and given its purpose, it is made to extend to cover the entire teeth, even the gum tissue so that the entire mouth can be protected. There are different dyes that may be added to the acrylic material, so that some colour may be incorporated to represent a team or a country (custom-made Sport mouth guards).
When a patient is diagnosed with bruxism, a teeth grinding problem, a few remedies may be suggested to resolve the issue.
NIGHTGUARD - A night guard is meant to protect the teeth from clenching and grinding during sleep. It is worn every night or every time the person sleeps, so it is fabricated using a material that is not as thick but strong enough to serve its function.