Do you play impact sports, suffer from sleep apnea, or grind your teeth?
Customized mouthguards offer general dentistry patients a variety of benefits. First and foremost, if you play impact sports, you are no stranger to the need for facial protection. Sports like football, hockey, and gymnastics require you to wear mouthguards as a part of your professional uniform. This is because it is extremely easy for accidents to happen, and for you to experience unanticipated facial trauma. Losing or damaging a tooth is a painful experience than require expensive restoration procedures. Additionally, you are not the best player that you can be when you are constantly worried about protecting your teeth. That’s why Larsen Family Dential provides customized mouthguards, which fit snuggly in your smile and protect your teeth while you play.
Custom Mouthguards in Bountiful, UT
Compared to over-the-counter mouthguards that take a one-size-fits-all approach to teeth protection, our custom mouthguards provide you with secure coverage that won’t slip around while in use. Our mouthguards are created using dental impressions of your existing teeth. Additionally, if you use braces or other oral appliances, we can create mouthguards to fit around those as well. Here are some commonly asked questions regarding our mouthguards:
Why shouldn’t I use an over-the-counter mouthguard?
Over-the-counter mouthguards are better than leaving your teeth unprotected. However, customized mouthguards are designed specifically for your mouth. If you have smaller, misaligned, or slightly uneven teeth, it’ll be difficult to find a mouthguard that fits securely over your smile. Additionally, our custom mouthguards are comfortable to wear as they are tailored specifically for you, making it easier to participate in your activity without having to clench your jaw to avoid losing the mouthguard.
Can a mouthguard help with my sleep apnea?
A nightguard is a very similar oral appliance that we frequently prescribe to sleep apnea patients. A nightguard is essentially a customized mouthguard that you wear only at night while you sleep. The nightguard is designed to hold your jaw in a healthy resting position that prevents your soft tissues from collapsing into the airway when you breathe, which is what causes you to snore. Mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea can be treated using this method.
Can a mouthguard help me stop grinding my teeth?
For patients who grind their teeth, we encourage the use of a nightguard. This is because it protects your teeth from potential damage caused by teeth grinding. The nightguard acts as a protective coating for your teeth. Even if you do continue to grind your teeth, the nightguard protects them from excessive wear, chips and crackes.