Mouthguards are designed to withstand knocks and blows and help protect your teeth and gums. Mouth and jaw injuries are some of the most common sports injuries many athletes face. A need to wear a mouthguard is strongly recommended, especially if you do direct contact sports where you run a high risk of getting injured.
Injuries during sports are hard to predict, and you’ll never know when an accident will occur. This is why most athletes use customized mouthguards to help protect their teeth may protect from serious injury. A mouthguard will act as an additional layer of protection by absorbing some of the impacts and keeping the teeth in place during a hard blow.
When sleeping, some people may clench their jaws or grind their teeth. Most of the time, it happens involuntarily and is caused by a medical condition known as bruxism. Our Caro dentist would usually recommend a dental mouthguard to help mitigate the damage from your teeth grinding together during sleep.
First, it’s essential to understand that the completion times for a custom mouthguard may vary depending on the material used and the patient’s specific requirements. There are general mouthguards that can be bought, but these are not a one-size-fits-all solution. A dental impression of your teeth is taken for a custom mouthguard, allowing us to make a mold. We would then utilize this mold to create a mouthguard that would accurately fit your tooth structure. Once we get the finished mouthguard, it will be carefully examined to verify that there are no flaws and that it fits comfortably in your mouth. We make sure that the final product is of high quality and that the patient is comfortable in it.
You’ve already made up your decision and want your mouthguard custom-made. Our dentist in North Branch is ready to help you with that! We’re located in North Branch and Caro, MI, and we’re dedicated to providing you with the best service possible. Not sure about your options? We’ll answer any of your questions and concerns to help you get a better understanding of what would suit you best. Want to learn more about your financing options? Our services may be paid for in cash, credit card, or CareCredit®. Call us at Thumbs Up Dental to arrange an appointment today.