Our skilled dentist and dental team at Northwest Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy are committed to helping you protect your smile. We offer several types of mouth guards to protect your teeth from damage and wear. For our athletic patients, we provide sports guards that are designed to be worn while you play sports and participate in other athletic activities. A sports guard works by covering your teeth, protecting them from dental injury while you play. Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel recommends sports guards for all sports, from hockey and football to tennis and soccer.

We also offer occlusal guards (bite guards). Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel may recommend a bite guard if you suffer from bruxism, or grinding and clenching of the teeth. Bruxism can lead to severe dental damage, as well as causing a significant amount of pain and discomfort in your jaw, face, and mouth. An occlusal guard prevents teeth grinding and clenching while you sleep.

In addition, we provide Essix® Clear Retainers in Keizer, Oregon. Retainers are used to maintain the proper position of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. One of the advantages of Essix Clear Retainers is that they allow you to maintain the natural aesthetic of your smile while you wear your retainer. For more information on our custom-made mouth guards and retainers, we invite you to call or visit us soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!


A mouth guard fits snugly yet comfortably over your teeth. Depending on your specific needs, we may recommend a sports guard to wear while you participate in athletic activities, or you may need an occlusal guard to prevent teeth grinding.

We also offer Essix® Clear Retainers, which are used to keep your teeth properly aligned after orthodontic treatment.