Do you or your child play contact sports? You need a comfortable, custom sports mouthguard. The Dentists of Newtown provide custom mouthguards to their patients in Newtown, PA. Sports mouthguards are a general dentistry treatment that can prevent dental injuries and even tooth loss.
When compared to store-bought mouthguards, custom-made professional mouthguards offer a more precise fit. With customized mouthguards, our patients do not have to worry about clenching their teeth to keep their mouthguard in their mouths. This custom fit also provides better protection against tooth chips, cracks, fractures, or missing teeth.
Receiving a Custom Sports Mouthguard
In order to create your custom mouthguard, we will take dental impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used by dental lab technicians to create a comfortable mouthguard. Once complete, we will ensure that the mouthguard fits precisely and does not feel bulky.
To maintain your mouthguard, we recommend that you store it in its case. Storing the mouthguard when it is not in use helps maintain its shape and prevents damage or wear. Remember to clean your mouthguard after each use. You can also soak the mouthguard in a denture and nightguard cleaner that dissolves in lukewarm water. Keeping the mouthguard clean stops the buildup of infection-causing bacteria.
Can Sports Mouthguards Treat TMJ?
We do not recommend that patients use sports mouthguards to treat their TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders are caused by dysfunction in the joints that connect the skull and jaw bone. Patients with TMJ disorders may experience jaw and tooth pain, chronic headaches, and bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, is typically addressed with custom nightguards.
These oral appliances may seem similar to sports mouthguards. However, nightguards and sports mouthguards have different uses and are made of different materials. Sports mouthguards are
Request an Appointment Today
Do you play sports like soccer, football, basketball, or across? Contact our Newtown dental office for a customized sports mouthguard at 267-692-2394. You may also schedule a dental consultation with a member of our team on our website. Let us know if you have questions about mouthguard treatment or need additional care tips. Our team will be glad to assist you.