How To Better Protect Your Teeth With A Custom Mouthguard
Do you grind your teeth at night or play a sport where your teeth could easily be damaged? We would hate for any of our patients with perfectly healthy teeth to experience discomfort and need costly treatments that could have been easily prevented. We offer a customized device that can help prevent wear due to grinding or damage from playing sports.
What is a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a dental appliance designed and used to cover your teeth. It protects your teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue from damage that can occur. A mouthguard can be beneficial to patients of all ages. We may recommend a mouthguard to protect your teeth if you suffer from bruxism, which is the act of habitually clenching and grinding your teeth. A mouthguard is also recommended if you play any type of contact sport, a sport that may have a piece of equipment that can come into contact with your mouth, or one with a high risk of falling or facial trauma.
Why Get a Custom Mouthguard?
An over-the-counter mouthguard can be purchased from a variety of locations, such as online, sporting goods stores, and drug stores. We encourage you to ignore these products and visit our office to learn more about a custom mouthguard. The problem with over-the-counter products is that they can be purchased in various shapes and sizes. Many of these products require heat to make a mold of your teeth. If the mouthguard purchased is not the correct size or not fitted correctly, it will not be as effective at protecting your teeth. The only way to be sure you are getting a properly fitted mouthguard is to visit our office for a custom one.
What is a Custom Mouthguard?
Our team has the ability to create custom mouthguards that are specific to our patients’ needs. Since a custom mouthguard is designed with an impression of your teeth, it is guaranteed to fit your mouth perfectly. You rest assured that the mouthguard you receive will be fabricated using high-quality materials that will offer the most effective protection.
If you are interested in learning more about a mouthguard or if you need an appointment to have one fabricated, be sure to call our office located in Charlotte, NC. We want to help you protect your beautiful smile!