Protect Your Teeth with a Custom Sports Mouthguard
Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry offer custom night guards and custom sports mouthguards, molded to fit the exact shape and contour of your teeth. These oral appliances protect your teeth from tooth grinding, mouth trauma from hits to the face, and more.
Protect your young athlete’s mouth with the most effective mouthguards possible. Only a dental professional can offer superior comfort and support in a mouthguard. Retail stores and other sources only sell standard sizes that you need to mold yourself. These do not offer the custom fit that is needed to completely protect your smile.
Your dentist will help you decide if a mouthguard or nightguard is right for you. First, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth. This will be used to create a custom-fit guard that fits perfectly and is more comfortable than store-bought options. You may be able to choose from a variety of colors and styles. We use only the best brands.
Children’s Custom Sports Mouthguards
Mouthguards are commonly worn during physical activity to protect the teeth from trauma. Sports like boxing, football, and basketball often require the participant to wear a mouthguard. The mouthguard not only protects the teeth from forceful blows, but also the soft tissues such as the tongue, lip, or cheek lining. They are susceptible to be bitten during certain maneuvers.
Custom sports mouthguards are not a substitute for nightguards or other corrective oral appliances. They should only be worn during physical play and short periods of time. Maintenance is easy. Rinse and store away in a dry place after use. Mouthguards should be taken to the dentist at least once a year for a quick inspection. This will ensure they stay effective for years to come.
Custom Teeth Grinding Nightguards
Do you find yourself grinding your teeth at night? Do you have worn teeth from teeth grinding? We offer night guards to help curve the habit. We also provide restorative dental services to fix the effects of teeth grinding.
Nightguards, as the name indicates, are worn at night while you sleep. These are commonly worn to prevent teeth grinding and teeth clenching. A night guard may be incorporated into a TMJ treatment plan to protect your teeth from damage. The night guard can help stabilize your bite during sleep and alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorders.
Custom Mouthguards FAQs
How long do custom mouthguards last?
Most mouthguards and nightguards last between 3 to 10 years. For younger patients, mouthguards may need to be replaced more frequently to accommodate the growth of new teeth. Most young athletes replace their mouthguards after every sports season.
How often should I clean my mouthguard?
Your custom sports mouthguard should be cleaned before and after every use. always rinse your mouthguard to clear it of the debris before putting it in your mouth. After play, rinse and wash with gentle hand soap before putting it away in its carrying case. You do not need to use special products to keep it clean, but they may help remove stuck-on dirt and bacteria if your mouthguard is seasoned.
Can I use my sports mouthguard as a night guard?
No. We do not recommend using a sports mouthguard for tooth grinding issues. Nightguards and mouthguards are made for separate purposes and can be damaged if used improperly. A night guard can withstand constant grinding, but not an effective solution for blunt-force trauma to the mouth.
Visit Our Buford GA Dentist Office
Contact Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a consultation today. Learn more about night guards and mouthguards for your unique issues. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry are your comprehensive dentists in Buford, GA. Our office is conveniently located in Buford, but we gladly see patients from Rest Haven, Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County, Hall County, and surrounding areas.