Custom Mouth Guards
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If you have an athlete in your family, knowing how to help them prevent injuries to their mouth and teeth is important. One of the effective ways to do this is by wearing a mouthguard. A mouthguard is also often recommended for kids that grind their teeth in their sleep. Teeth grinding can cause the teeth to wear and increase the risk of a tooth fracture.
What Do Mouthguards Do?
Mouthguards are designed to minimize the risk of injuries to the teeth, tongue, lip, gums, and jaw. They are typically designed to cover the upper teeth since they tend to stick out more and are often more directly affected by an impact or trauma. But mouthguards protect other parts of the mouth including the soft tissues of the cheek lining and the tongue.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Protectors from A Dentist Near Me
While there are stock mouth guards that come ready to wear, a custom-fitted mouthguard made specifically for an individual at a dental office is often a better option. To make a custom mouthguard, Love to Smile dentists will Create an impression of your teeth. This model is then used to create a mouth guard that is custom-fitted to specification. While custom mouth guards may be more expensive compared to regular store-bought ones, they do a better job at protecting the teeth. They also fit better and are more comfortable to wear.
Who Needs a Mouth Guard?
Both children and adults can wear mouth guards. They are recommended for anyone involved in contact sports or any other rigorous recreational activities or gymnastics. Mouthguards may also be recommended for those who grind their teeth while sleeping to reduce the risk of injury to the teeth and mouth.
Contact Love to Smile to Get Your Custom-Fit Mouth Guard
An effective mouthguard should be durable, easy to clean, and most of all comfortable. A custom-fitted mouthguard does all of these better than a store-bought one. Whether you have decided to buy an OTC mouth guard or a custom-fitted one, you should speak to your Love to Smile dentists to discuss your specific needs. Visit our dental offices in Lenexa, Overland Park, and Peculiar to consult a dentist.
The Benefits Of Custom Mouthguards
- Help To Prevent Tooth Damage & Loss
- More Comfortable & Protective than store-bought guards
- Quick & Easy To Make an impression takes minutes
- Ideal Solution For All Contact Sports from football to boxing
- Available In A Variety Of Fun Colors including transparent
- Can Be Outfitted With A Helmet Strap
Custom mouthguards are stronger and last longer than store-bought guards. They provide more protection and it eliminates the do-it-yourself with boiling water and burning your mouth. They’re great for athletes of all ages. Our dental office has a wide selection of colors to match to any team. We can even add a helmet strap to the guard. We also offer Under Armour® Performance Mouthwear. These mouthguards are the same ones that professional athletes are wearing to protect their teeth. Protecting your smile is our main concern! If you are needing family dentistry to help the athlete in your family, contact us today to set up an appointment!
Family dentistry custom mouthguardsThe process for custom mouthguards is simple. Dr. Pedersen and Dr. Patel will take an impression of your teeth. Then, you’ll come back in two days and pick up your custom mouthguard. Only two quick and easy appointments! If you are needing general or family dentistry to help the athlete in your family, we’d be happy to help!
Love to Smile has three local dental offices in Lenexa, Overland Park, and Peculiar, making visits convenient! Take a look at our dental office locations, and schedule an appointment for your dental needs today!