Do you or your child play contact sports? Are you looking for a dental office that offers custom-made sports mouthguards? As a general dental treatment, mouthguards offer preventative dentistry. Wearing a mouthguard can prevent the need for costly cosmetic or restorative treatments. In addition, mouthguards protect against chips, fractures, and even tooth loss. At Dovedale Dental Care, we can create custom mouthguards for our patients in Marriottsville, MD. Unlike store-bought mouthguards, our mouthguards are customized to your smile. Mouthguards that do not fit properly can easily fall out during a game. These mouthguards may also make it difficult to drink or speak. Alternatively, patients do not need to worry about losing their professionally-made, customized sports mouthguards on the field. Mouthguards that fit properly are comfortable and easy to use.
Treatment with Custom Mouthguards in Marriottsville, MD
We recommend that patients wear a sports mouthguard when playing football, baseball, boxing, and hockey. Patients need to wear mouthguards during contact sports to protect their smiles. To create a custom mouthguard, we take digital dental impressions using our dental technology. We send these impressions to a dental lab, where technicians craft mouthguards according to our specifications. Once complete, we make sure that the mouthguard fits our patients comfortably.
Although mouthguards and nightguards seem similar, patients cannot use them interchangeably. We provide nightguards for patients with TMJ disorders. Temporomandibular joint disorders are caused by damage or stress to the joints that help you bite and chew. Patients with TMD can unconsciously clench and grind their teeth at night or under stress. Nightguards are typically hard acrylic oral appliances that patients wear on their upper or lower arch of teeth. When worn during sleep, nightguards prevent further tooth wear from bruxism and alleviate pressure, acting as a TMJ treatment. Alternatively, sports mouthguards are made of a flexible, rubber-like plastic covering the front of teeth. Sports mouthguards prevent dental injuries and tooth loss.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Do you need a new mouthguard for the upcoming sports season? Contact our dental office for treatment at 410-498-6268. Feel free to schedule a dental consultation with us on our website. Our dentists look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.