Whether you have been fortunate enough to have a mouthful of your own healthy teeth, or you have invested in having them painstakingly restored, protecting your smile should be on the top of your priority list. Sure, regular cleanings, exams, and Fluoride treatments make a huge difference, but there are situations in which only a custom-made mouthguard can protect and save your teeth. Allen Dental Studio offers a variety of mouthguards for various uses and needs, including:
- Custom-measured and -designed sports mouthguards to protect teeth during sports or other activities that can potentially lead to oral trauma. Dr. Tiplea always recommends these guards for children and teens. Unlike over-the-counter or boil-and-bite guards available at sporting goods stores, dentist-made guards offer protection against oral injuries and concussions. Pediatric dentist and 28-year football coach, Dr. Jackson Winters, claims that properly made sports mouthguards are just as important as a helmet. “Consumers may believe that today’s advanced helmet design provides sufficient protection,” he says, “but our research indicates that, when compared to over-the-counter versions, a custom-made, properly fitted mouthguard also is essential to player safety.” (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140501101133.htm)
- Individually designed nightguards to protect teeth against the damaging effects of bruxism (clenching and grinding) as well as helping to relax your muscles while you sleep. These guards are especially advantageous to those suffering from TMJ disorder and can help reduce headaches and jaw pain.