Custom Mouthguards: Protect Yourself From Teeth Grinding, Clenching, Bruxism and Injuries
Mouthguards: Dental Protection Against TMD, Clenching, Bruxism and Sports Injuries
Mouthguards offer protection from multiple dental issues, including teeth grinding (bruxism), clenching, and sports injuries. But how do you know which type of mouthguard is best?
At Always About Smiles, we’ll help you find the most appropriate mouthguard based on your lifestyle. With state-of-the-art PlaySafe laminated sports-guards and durable acrylic night-guards, we offer a wide range of solutions for teeth grinding, clenching, and sports-related dental emergencies. Contact us today for more information!
Why Choose Custom-Made Dental Mouthguards?
Not all mouthguards are made the same. More often than not, store-bought products fit poorly, making it impossible to talk or socialize while wearing them. They offer virtually no protection, and are easily rendered useless when they quickly fall apart. A laminated or multi-layer sports-guard offers maximum protection and support as well as durability.
If you’re using mouthguards for bruxism or grinding, you want them to fit comfortably so you can fall asleep easily.
Mouthguards should always be as comfortable as possible – that’s why we offer special custom mouthguards to keep your teeth healthy and protected.
Using Mouthguards For Sports
Teeth can get chipped, fractured, or loosened from engaging in contact sports. These could cause irreversible nerve damage, which would affect your ability to eat and speak as you get older. You could also lose your teeth, forcing you to replace them with expensive bridges or dental implants.
With laminated athletic sports-guards, you can maintain strong and healthy teeth while still enjoying your favorite sports. Our laminated mouthguards can be used for:
- Martial Arts
Sports-guards aren’t just for active children or athletes, either – they’re great for anyone who enjoys exercising and being physically active.
Using Mouthguards For Clenching, Grinding Or Bruxism
Bruxism is a condition that places excessive pressure on your teeth, jaws, and chewing muscles – typically due to stress or unconscious habits. If left untreated, it can lead to dental fractures, decay, sensitivity, loss of tooth structure, and annoying chewing muscle pain.
If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, you should get checked for TMD at our dental practice:
- Sore jaw
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Chronic neck pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Excessive teeth wear and sensitivity
- Tooth mobility or pain
- Biting problems
Wearing mouthguards at night can minimize the damaging pressure caused by grinding or clenching, reducing the wear and tear on your teeth and teeth muscles.
Getting Custom Mouthguards For Sports Or TMD
When you buy an ordinary mouthguard off the shelf, you may find that they’re bulky, cheap, and easily fall apart after just a few uses. Many of them don’t even work as advertised, and in most cases just make your problem worse!
How We Make Sports-Guards
We only use high-quality thermoplastic polymers instead of soft EVA or cheap plastic. We then follow these four simple steps to make custom sports-guards for each patient:
- We’ll get a dental impression of you or your child’s teeth.
- We create a custom-molded sports-guard that fits perfectly.
- We coat the sports-guard in a special laminate.
- We fit the sports-guard within 2 weeks.
Well-made night-guards are designed to feel as natural and non-intrusive as possible when you’re asleep. They may be placed on the top or lower teeth, depending on what you’re more comfortable with – either way, they shouldn’t interfere with your bite. Once the dental impression has been taken, Dr. Lambert will create your custom night-guard and provide you with your new protection within 2 weeks.
Always About Smiles: Protecting Smiles One Mouthguard At A Time
To prevent sports injuries or long-term damage of the tooth structure from bruxism or grinding, it’s important to invest in products that actually work. At Always About Smiles, we provide durable and effective mouthguards for patients of all ages. Get in touch with our team today!
"Dear Dr. Lambert,I cannot thank you enough for answering my call! You are truly an angel, then on top of it, my first visit was not bad at all! My fears I have of dentists - that I have had for many years due to my experiences that were not pleasant at all, are now better due to you. I thank you so very much! You are certainly a "10" in my book! You have got yourself a new patient! Thank you again for everything!"Beth R.