Do you or your child require a sports mouthguard? Custom sports mouthguards are made of durable plastic that is 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 you or your child’s teeth with the most effective mouthguards possible. Only a dental professional can offer superior comfort and support in a mouthguard. Not all mouthguards are created equal. Uncomfortable or ill-fitting mouthguards provide inadequate protection and in many cases aren’t worn properly which means that they can’t be effective. Media, PA dentists Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe provide this general dental treatment for patients who need protection during sports.
Why Do You Need a Sports Mouthguard?
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. 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.
Receiving a Sports Mouthguard
Your dentist will help you decide if a mouthguard 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. Most mouthguards last between 3 to 10 years. For younger patients, mouthguards may need to be replaced more frequently to accommodate the growth of new teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
Call 610.756.0649 to schedule an appointment with our dentists. Your comfort is imperative to our team. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about the mouthguard process during your next dental care visit.