Protect your Teeth with Comfortable Custom-Made Mouthguards
Mouthguards are an essential tool for protecting your teeth. Whether it’s a dental injury from grinding your teeth during sleep, engaging in contact sports where there’s a risk of injury, or simply looking for comfort, custom mouthguards can provide great benefits. Mouthguards are typically used to protect the upper teeth, including the back molars. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Mohan, and Dr. Veena have extensive experience in preventive dentistry and making custom mouthguards with premium materials for our patients.
Not only do custom mouthguards protect your teeth, but they can also provide comfort and improved speech and breathing. They can even be used to treat snoring, sleep apnea, and TMJ. Our dentists can help you decide if a custom mouthguard is the best option for your needs.
Mouthguards offer a range of benefits, from protecting your teeth to improving your comfort. Our team of experienced dentists in San Antonio, Pleasanton, and New Braunfels is here to help you make the right choice for your needs. With custom-made mouthguards crafted from premium materials, you can keep your teeth safe and enjoy improved comfort, speech, and breathing.
It’s common for people to clench and grind their teeth when they are sleeping. Over time, this can wear your teeth down and really damage them. It can also cause jaw pain and headaches from extended muscle tension. Dr. Mohan and Dr. Veena recommend a custom fit night guard that is made from an accurate impression of your teeth. They use a high-quality, durable material that protects your teeth at night while remaining comfortable.
When it comes to protecting your teeth from grinding and clenching, getting a custom-fit night guard is the best way to go. It’s designed to keep your jaw in the proper position while you sleep, preventing excessive movement and tension. The material used for the mouth guard is high-quality, durable, and comfortable.
When you play sports you’re at risk of injury. Sports guards are an important piece of equipment used in sports activities like Field Hockey and recreational activities. They are designed to provide protection from injuries, such as cuts, bruises, and broken teeth. Sports guards come in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, to fit a person’s mouth, and are often made of a soft and comfortable material. Most sports guards are made of rubber or plastic, and some are even made of carbon fiber for extra protection. Sports guards are worn over the teeth and are secured with straps, hooks, or adhesive.
Sports guards are particularly important for contact sports, as they can help protect the teeth from impacts and collisions. They also help to reduce the risk of concussions in Sports, as they provide a protective cushion that absorbs shock and prevents the jaw from snapping back and forth. Sports guards can also be worn to protect the lips and cheeks from cuts and scrapes. They are also often worn by athletes who have braces, as they can help to protect the braces from being damaged. Sports guards are an important piece of protective gear that should be worn during any physical activity.
Types of Mouthguards
There are three main types of mouthguards: stock, boil-and-bite, and custom-made.
These are pre-formed and are generally the least expensive option. They are designed to fit the average mouth, but the fit is often not ideal and the mouth guard may not be comfortable.
These are made from thermoplastic materials that become pliable when heated in hot water. Once heated, the guard is placed in the mouth and allowed to cool and form around the teeth for a better fit than that of the stock mouth guard.
A custom mouth guard is created by a dentist and provides the best fit and protection. They are made to fit the patient’s mouth specifically and are extremely durable. They are also the most expensive option.
Dr. Veena and Dr. Mohan are experienced and skilled dentists who are experts in providing mouthguard services. They will assess what type of mouthguard is best for you based on your individual needs. They will take into account the type of activity you are participating in and any special conditions, such as braces or misaligned teeth, that may influence the right type of mouthguard for you. They will also factor in the level of protection you need and the comfort of the mouthguard. After taking all of this into consideration, they will be able to recommend the best type of mouthguard for you.
Keeping your Mouthguard Clean
Cleaning your mouthguard is an important part of keeping your oral hygiene in check and preserving the life of your mouthguard. Here are some easy steps to help you properly clean your mouthguard:
- Rinse: First, rinse your mouthguard with warm water. This will help remove any debris or saliva from the surface of your guard.
- Soak: Next, soak your guard in a solution of warm water and mouthwash for about 10 minutes. This will help disinfect and remove any bacteria from your guard.
- Brush: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub away any plaque or tartar from the surface of your guard. Make sure to be gentle and avoid using any abrasive or harsh materials.
- Rinse again: After brushing, rinse your mouth guard with warm water or soapy water to remove any leftover residue or soap.
- Dry: Lastly, let your mouth guard air dry on a clean towel or paper towel.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your mouth guard will stay clean and in good condition for a long time!
Mouthguard for Kids
Mouthguards are an important part of protecting children’s teeth, especially when they are playing contact sports. A mouthguard can help protect a child’s teeth from being chipped, cracked, or knocked out. It can also protect the soft tissues in the mouth from cuts or abrasions. Wearing a mouthguard can help prevent concussions and other head and neck injuries.
When choosing a mouthguard for a child, it’s important to find one that fits the child’s mouth properly. An ill-fitting mouthguard can be uncomfortable and slip out of place during activity. It’s best to have a custom-fitted mouthguard made by a dentist. This type of mouthguard is tailored to the child’s unique teeth and jaw structure and is the most comfortable and best fitting.
Mouthguards can help protect children’s teeth and other soft tissues in the mouth from injury during contact sports. It’s important to find a properly fitting mouthguard to ensure the child’s safety and comfort.
Getting a mouthguard at the dentist is a fairly straightforward process. First, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth by having you bite down on a soft piece of material. This material will be sent to a dental lab where a technician will use the impression to create a custom mouthguard that fits your teeth perfectly. You may need to return to the dentist for a fitting once the mouthguard is ready. During the fitting, your dentist will adjust the mouthguard to ensure that it provides the most comfortable and effective fit for you. Your dentist will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your mouthguard and how often to replace it. With proper care, your mouthguard can provide you with years of protection and comfort.
At Elite Dental, we understand that every individual’s mouth is unique and requires personalized care. That’s why we offer customized mouthguards tailored to fit your specific needs.
When you come in for a consultation, our dentists will take measurements, impressions, and photographs of your mouth to ensure that your mouthguard is perfectly fitted. Our mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth and gums from injury, and they can also be used to help treat TMJ, sleep apnea, and snoring.
We invite you to come to visit us at any one of our three locations in New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Pleasanton, Texas. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get the customized mouthguard you need.