Do you or your child play sports? You need a custom sports mouthguard. At Lighthouse Family Dentistry, we provide custom mouthguards for patients of all ages in Annapolis, MD. Sports mouthguards offer general dental treatment to patients by preventing tooth injuries or loss. Patients who play contact sports, or sports where there is any contact between players, need to wear a mouthguard. Common contact sports include soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey, and basketball. Dr. E. Taylor Meiser ensures that his patients receive tailor-made mouthguards that offer a comfortable, proper fit. He works with patients of all ages to create a sports mouthguard that conforms to the contours of their smiles.
Custom Mouthguards in Annapolis, MD: Benefits and Treatment
Compared to store-bought or over-the-counter mouthguards, custom mouthguards have far more benefits. With a custom-made mouthguard, our patients do not have to worry about their appliance falling out during a game. They can also easily drink and speak with their mouthguard. In addition, sports mouthguards that fit properly better protect the smile and prevent accidents.
We will take digital impressions of the teeth to craft a customized, comfortable mouthguard. Once the custom mouthguard is complete, Dr. Meiser will ensure that it fits properly. To keep your mouthguard clean and fresh, you can soak it in a denture or oral appliance cleaner. These cleaners typically come in a powder form you can mix with water. Do not use hot water, as this can warp the mouthguard. Finally, remember to keep your mouthguard in its case when it is not in use. Cleaning and protecting the mouthguard in this way ensures that it keeps its shape.
Can Sports Mouthguards Treat Bite Problems?
Many patients, seeing the similarities between sports mouthguards and nightguards, may assume that they can be used interchangeably. However, night guards are typically worn by patients who have bite problems and grind their teeth at night. Nightguards and sports mouthguards are made of different materials made for different oral health needs. Sports mouthguards are too bulky to wear at night and are not used to protect the chewing surfaces of teeth. If you need an oral appliance for different dental problems, please let us know. Do not use sports mouthguards or nightguards in ways they are not intended to be used.
Receive a tailor-made mouthguard today! Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Meiser for a custom-made sports mouthguard. You can also contact Lighthouse Family Dentistry for treatment at 410-324-7287.