Customized Mouthguards Protect Your Teeth and Gums
What do you have in common with a 350-pound lineman? Both of you may be perfect candidates for a custom-fitted mouthguard from Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group! Mouthguards are not just for the professional athlete. They are an essential part of keeping your teeth, tongue and gums safe from damage due to teeth grinding or temporomandibular disorders (TMJ), as well as sports that involve running or jumping around with objects intent on knocking your teeth out.
Have you seen those do-it-yourself mouthguards from the drug store? They often use a “boil and bite” method and promise a “custom” fit. Don’t trust your teeth and smile to a loose and wiggly, second-rate over-the-counter mouthguard. You truly “get what you pay for” when it comes to mouthguards. Make an appointment with the dentists at the Marconi Dental Group and get a made-for-you dental appliance that can provide years of custom-fit protection. Your mouthguard is made by a professional technician in our own dental lab, ensuring a perfect fit and quick delivery.
Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding
Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding. Your family may have another word for it – annoying. For those who have to hear it, bruxism is no fun and for your own teeth and bite, it is extremely damaging. Of course, there is a do-it-yourself solution to bruxism. Sew a tennis ball into the back of your pajamas so you are forced to sleep on your side! If that sounds as crazy to you as it does to us, let’s move on to a lasting solution – a custom-fit mouthguard from the dentists at Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group.
Also called nightguards, mouthguards not only save your enamel from the damage caused by grinding and clenching, they help reduce the pain of temporomandibular disorders (TMJ). Patients who start using mouthguards after years of teeth grinding wake up more refreshed with better sleep and relaxed jaws. So get that tennis ball out of your pajamas and call Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group now for an appointment to get a comfortable made-for-you mouthguard.
Occlusal Appliance for Tooth Wear
This video shows you how an occlusal appliance protects teeth from wear caused by nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
Anterior Bite Plane
This video shows you how an anterior bite plane can help minimize tooth grinding, reduce muscle pain and tension and promote the longevity of your natural teeth.
Mouthguards for Sports
The ADA recommends mouthguards for more than twenty-five different sports. While you may think only the big people playing professional sports need a mouthguard, think again. Any sport that involves moving objects and people has the potential to cause damage to your teeth and appearance. A loose-fitting “do it yourself” mouthguard from a sporting goods store is not the protection you need. Dental reports have shown that the protection offered by a custom made mouthguard is superior to any sort of “one size fits all” mouthpiece.
Mouthguards made by the Marconi Dental Group start with an impression of your teeth. That impression is then used to make a mouthguard out of durable resin. This mouthguard fits your teeth perfectly, so there’s no looseness and you can still speak normally. With proper care, your mouthguard can last for season after season of active sports. While it won’t improve your swing in softball or give you a slam dunk, it will give you more confidence to go for the gusto in your desired sports activities.