Do you or your child play contact sports like soccer, hockey, baseball, or lacrosse? Receive custom sports mouthguards at Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Leland, NC. Sports mouthguards are a general dental solution that helps protect the teeth and gums from damage during sports. Not wearing a sports mouthguard during contact sports can lead to chipped, cracked, fractured, or even lost teeth. Receive a sports mouthguard today to prevent cosmetic or restorative repairs down the road.
Professional vs. Store-Bought Sports Mouthguards
Professional mouthguards are made specifically to fit your mouth. Because of this, they are less bulky than store-bought mouthguards and are more comfortable and reliable. Patients don’t need to clench their teeth to keep their professional sports mouthguard in place, which can put unnecessary pressure on the jaw. You can also drink water and speak easily when wearing your custom sports mouthguard. Over-the-counter mouthguards can distract from the game because they can fall out or cause discomfort. Wearing a properly fitting mouthguard helps absorb shock taken from a hit to the face. It stabilizes the head and neck to reduce the chance of severe injury.
Receiving a Sports Mouthguard
You can receive a custom-made mouthguard after just two visits to our Waterford dental office. To begin treatment, we will take dental impressions of all of your teeth. We will send these impressions to a dental laboratory where your custom mouthguard is fabricated. Once the mouthguard is complete, we will ensure that the mouthguard fits properly at your next visit.
Sports mouthguards are simple to care for. You can clean and rinse your mouthguard using soap or mouthwash and warm water. Keeping your mouthguard clean helps eliminate harmful bacteria. If your child is receiving a sports mouthguard, it may need to be replaced over time, usually each sports season, as their adult teeth come in.
Request a Dental Consultation
If you or your child need a new sports mouthguard, call our professional dental team at 910-519-1624 or schedule an appointment with us online. Let us know if you have any questions about sports mouthguards and we will be glad to help.