You don’t have to be a football player to benefit from wearing a mouth protector. Any adult or child involved in a recreational activity that poses a risk of injury to the mouth can obtain smile protection with this important safety device. Our doctors can create a special mouth protector just for you – one that will provide comfort and proper fit. A custom-made mouth protector is individually designed and constructed in the dental office or according to our doctor’s specifications in a professional dental laboratory. Nightguards are similar to protective mouthguards but are worn at night to help align the jaw and prevent teeth grinding and wear.