Many patients visit our office curious to learn more about the benefits of custom mouthguards. Most patients believe the only way to get a mouthguard is to visit the sports good store and pick one up. However, Cosmetic Dentistry Associates offers custom-made mouthguards that are specifically designed with your needs in mind.
Custom mouthguards are an excellent investment for the safety of your long-term dental health. Beyond keeping your teeth, gums, and jawbone safe during high-risk activities, custom mouthguards can also assist in the treatment of dental concerns like teeth grinding or TMJ disorders. Learn more about the uses of mouthguards below:
Custom Mouthguard for Sports
Many sports require the use of a mouthguard in order to participate. Others strongly encourage the use of a mouthguard. It’s important to utilize a mouthguard when participating in any activity that puts your dental health at risk. Sports like cheerleading. foodball, baseball, wrestling, or gymnastics typically require the use of a mouthguard. This is because no one wants to see you get unexpectedly hit or thrown, causing dental damage. Dental damages are not only painful and alarming, but they can also be expensive. By using a custom mouthguard when you play sports, you are saving yourself time and money that would later be used if you did not have the proper protection and if something were to go wrong involving your smile.
Custom Mouthguard for Teeth Grinding Treatment
Patients who grind their teeth together while they sleep are likely to benefit from the use of a nightguard, or a mouthguard designed to be worn at night. When you seek a professional custom mouthguard, you will be guaranteed a comfortable and secure fit specifically designed for your smile. However, if you go with an over-the-counter option, you may experience an improper fit resulting in discomfort. For patients with a teeth grinding habit. Dr. Auster and the Cosmetic Dentistry Associates are here to help you resolve this issue. Not only will we provide you with a custom nightguard in Rockland County, NY, but we will also assess and treat common dental concerns associated with teeth grinding like worn down teeth or even TMJ.
Custom Mouthguard for TMJ Treatment
If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, or frequent jaw pain, you may benefit from the use of a custom mouthguard. When we use mouthguards to treat TMJ disorders, we call this oral appliance therapy. The goal of oral appliance therapy is to hold your jawbone in a healthier resting position as you sleep so that you wake up with a fully rested jaw. TMJ sufferers often experience their symptoms because they have been clenching their jaw together out of stress during the day and also while they sleep. Some may experience TMJ disorders because of bite misalignment or missing teeth. Dr. Auster can work with you to figure out the cause of your TMJ disorder and treat it effectively.
If you are interested in pursuing a custom mouthguard for yourself, please schedule an appointment with our office. We look forward to seeing you soon.