Custom Sports & Night Mouth Guards
Preventing face and mouth injuries is essential, especially if you’re involved in organized sports or recreational activities with injury risks. Similarly, people who grind their teeth while sleeping require protection to prevent headaches and reduce the risk of tooth fracture due to added pressure.
Mouthguards are protective coverings that are worn over the teeth to protect them from damage in various situations. However, this protection is not limited to the teeth; it also reduces the risk of injuries to the tongue, gums, lips, jaw, and face.
Since our top teeth stick out, mouth guards cover them to protect the soft tissue of the lips, cheek lining, and tongue. In case of impact or trauma, they absorb the shock and soften the blow that otherwise could have damaged the teeth, gums, and bones of the jaw.
Benefits of Custom Sports & Night Mouth Guards
There are plenty of over-the-counter mouthguards available in various sizes, according to the age and physique of a person. However, these are usually not recommended, as they are made out of thin plastic and are often quite uncomfortable.
Custom mouth guards, on the other hand, are more durable and have a snug shape that fits comfortably in the mouth. The dentist takes an impression of the teeth using dental putty to create a precise mold for the mouth guard. Superheated high-quality plastic is layered in the mold and then cooled slowly to create a strong and durable mouthguard.
The benefits of having a custom fit mouth guard include:
- Individualized fit
- Elimination of unwanted movement
- Better jaw muscle positioning
- Reduced jaw pressure
- Long-term prevention of clenching and grinding teeth during the night and day
- More unobtrusive than OTC mouthguards
- Extra comfortable
At Copperhill Smiles, we offer one-of-a-kind custom fit sports and night mouth guards to reduce the risk of oral injury. We use the highest quality materials to create custom mouth guards for all ages. The stronger material reduces the wear and tear and ensures the longevity of the mouth guard. Unlike OTC mouth guards, our custom mouthguards do not lose their shape over time and offer optimal protection for our clients.
If you’ve been considering getting custom-fit mouth guards for you or your kids, consult with the dental experts in Santa Clarita today. Our dental team will discuss your specific needs and create the ideal mouth guard for you in no time!