A custom mouth guard is a dental appliance made from impressions of your teeth and designed to fit your mouth precisely. It is worn during sleep to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching.
Custom Mouth & Night Guards
Our dental professionals can take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-made mouth guard that fits comfortably and provides optimal protection. Our mouth guards are made with high-quality materials and can be adjusted as needed to ensure a perfect fit.
By working with our dentists, you can ensure that your mouth guard is designed to meet your specific needs and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
What are the
Benefits of Custom Mouth Guards?
Custom mouth guards and night guards offer several benefits for people who participate in sports or who suffer from teeth grinding. Some benefits include:
- Protection from the harmful effects of bruxism, such as chipping, cracking, and wearing down of the enamel.
- Custom mouth guards can help to alleviate the symptoms of teeth grinding, such as jaw pain and headaches, and promote better sleep.
- They offer a more comfortable fit and better protection than over-the-counter options since they are designed specifically for your teeth and bite.
By choosing a custom mouth guard from a reputable dental provider like Dental Choice, you can be assured of its quality and effectiveness, which is crucial for achieving optimal oral health.
Over the counter vs
Custom Fit Mouth Guards
While over-the-counter mouth guards can be a quick and easy option for treating teeth grinding, they often fall short when compared to custom-made mouth guards.
Custom mouth guards are made to fit your mouth and teeth precisely, ensuring that they are comfortable and provide optimal protection. In contrast, over-the-counter options are generally one-size-fits-all and may not fit well or offer sufficient protection, which can lead to discomfort, irritation, and ultimately more damage to your teeth.
Additionally, custom mouth guards are typically made with higher-quality materials and can be adjusted as needed to ensure the best possible fit and protection.
By choosing a custom mouth guard from a reputable dental provider like Dental Choice, you can be confident in the quality and effectiveness of your mouth guard.
Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Mouth Guards
What is a custom mouth guard?
Why should I use a mouth guard?
There are many reasons why a person may use a mouth guard. If you are playing sports, the purpose of the sports mouthguard is to act as a shock absorber in the mouth to protect the teeth from excessive forces. The mouthguard also protects your head and brain from a concussion if the blog is onto the lower jaw. Mouthguards can also be used to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep, which can lead to longer-lasting problems such as TMJ.
How does a custom mouth guard fit?
Well-made mouthguards adapt smoothly to the upper teeth and gums, staying firmly in place, even when speaking, breathing heavily or playing sports very actively. There are several specific design options, but for the vast majority of people, the customized smooth upper mouthguard is the correct choice.
How long does it take to get a mouthguard?
A custom mouth guard requires two appointments, each about 20 minutes long. The first appointment requires and upper impression or intra-oral scan. We can make it a specific color, or it can be clear. Then, the second appointment is about a week later, to pick up your mouthguard. We want to make sure it fits properly before you head home with it. You may choose to keep the dental mold for your mouthguard. You also get a carrying case to keep your mouth guard in.
Is a custom mouth guard better than an over the counter one?
Yes – as they are custom fit to your mouth. You can buy a mouthguard at most drug stores, however, these generally do not fit well and are difficult to keep in place.
How do I care for my custom mouth guard?
Rinse your mouth guard with cool water and brush it with a soft toothbrush and mild soap or toothpaste after each use. Store it in a case when not in use to prevent damage or contamination.
How often do I need to replace my custom mouth guard?
It depends on how often you wear it and how well you take care of it. Your dental professional can advise you on when to replace your mouth guard based on its condition.
Can a custom mouth guard help with snoring?
While a mouth guard is primarily designed to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching, it can also help to alleviate snoring in some cases by repositioning the jaw and opening the airway. However, it is not a guaranteed treatment for snoring.
Can I wear a custom mouth guard if I have braces or other dental work?
Yes, a custom mouth guard can be made to fit over braces or other dental work to provide protection and alleviate discomfort caused by teeth grinding.
How much does a custom mouth guard cost?
The cost varies depending on the dental provider and location, but custom mouth guards are typically more expensive than over-the-counter options. However, they offer a better fit, higher-quality materials, and greater protection for your teeth.
Schedule Your Custom Mouth Guard Fitting Today!
If you are interested in getting a custom mouth guard for teeth grinding or other dental issues, schedule an appointment with Dental Choice for a personalized fitting and consultation with one of our experienced dental professionals.