Our dental office provides custom sports mouthguards to patients in Hampstead, NC. Sports mouthguards are worn during contact sports like football, basketball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. They cover the teeth and protect them from damage that can occur from injuries to the mouth or face.
Dr. Michael Weis works with children and parents alike to create custom sports mouthguards at Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Younger patients especially may need new mouthguards every sports season to ensure that they fit comfortably and properly. These mouthguards can also be used for braces or other types of orthodontics.
Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards
Sports mouthguards are general dental treatments that:
- Prevent tooth loss
- Protect teeth and gums
- Prevent damage to dental work
- Fit snugly against the teeth
- Make it easy to drink and talk
Store-bought or over-the-counter sports mouthguards do not provide a custom fit. This means that it can be difficult to speak or drink while wearing them. Patients who wear these mouthguards may feel the need to clench their jaw to keep it in place. Clenching the jaw can create pressure in the jaw joint and cause stress to the area. Alternatively, custom-fit professional mouthguards fit securely and do not inhibit speech.
Dr. Weis will help you or your child receive a comfortable, custom mouthguard in his office. First, he will take impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a local dental lab where the custom mouthguards are created. Once the mouthguard is complete, he will ensure that it fits properly in the mouth and feels comfortable enough to wear.
Sports mouthguards are easy to care for and maintain. Regularly rinse your mouthguard with cool water, as warm or hot water can warp the plastic. Mouthguards can be cleaned with mouthwash, denture cleaner to make sure they are free from bacteria. Finally, store your mouthguard in its ventilated container to dry between uses.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Do you or your child need a professional sports mouthguard? Call our office today at 910-335-4392 or schedule a consultation with us online. We treat patients in Hampstead and Wilmington, North Carolina.