Custom Mouthguard Sarasota, FL

Do you or your child play contact sports like lacrosse, soccer, or football? Do you grind or clench your jaw at night resulting in severe tooth damage? If so, you need a custom mouthguard that can only be created through a dentist office. Dr. Melvin Benson is a leading dentist who provides custom mouthguards in Sarasota, FL. We provide them to our patients as a general dentistry service to give them the best protection for their teeth. Custom mouthpieces can protect your teeth, braces, and other oral appliances and restorations from damage or loss. This kind of protection helps our patients preserve their oral health better. Unlike store-bought mouthguards, professionally-made mouthguards conform to teeth and are made of high-quality materials.

Custom mouthguards in Sarasota, FL

Custom Sports Mouthguards in Sarasota, FL

When you participate in certain sports like football, lacrosse, hockey, or wrestling, it is a good idea to wear a mouthguard. You will have the option to purchase a store bought one or have a custom one made from your dentist. While store-bought mouthguards are more affordable initially, the investment in a custom mouthguard can pay off in terms of comfort, durability, and superior protection. This will make it a worthwhile choice for your oral health and safety.

Choosing a custom sports mouthguard from a dentist over a store-bought one offers several advantages:

  • Custom Fit: We will create a custom mouthguard that is molded to fit your teeth precisely. This ensures a comfortable, secure fit, providing optimal protection during sports activities. Store-bought options offer a generic fit and may not provide the same level of comfort or protection.
  • Personalized Design: You are able to personalize custom mouthguard. We offer several different colors for you to choose from. Store-bought mouthguards usually come in limited, standard designs.
  • Better Protection: Custom mouthguards offer superior protection because they are designed specifically for your mouth. They can provide better shock absorption, reducing the risk of dental injuries compared to generic, one-size-fits-all options.
  • Durability: Custom mouthguards are made from high-quality materials, enhancing their durability. Store-bought mouthguards may wear out more quickly, requiring frequent replacements.
  • Compliance: A custom mouthguard, designed to fit your mouth precisely, is more comfortable to wear. This means you are more likely to wear it consistently, promoting compliance and maximizing protection.
  • Improved Speech and Breathing: Your mouthguards can be tailored to allow for clear speech and easy breathing, ensuring comfort and performance during sports activities.

When you choose the most superior product to protect your teeth, you lower your risk significantly for many types of dental injuries. Quite often, we treat patients with sport-related injuries that could have been avoided with a custom fit mouthguard. With a precise fit and superior materials, you can enjoy the following advantages:

  • Reduce the chance of injured or knocked-out teeth
  • Minimize bruising to the mouth’s soft tissues
  • Protect the lower jaw
  • Reduces stress on the neck
  • Minimizes the chance of chipping or cracking teeth

Getting Your Custom Sports Mouthguard Made

We take dental impressions to create custom sports mouthguards. This custom-fit prevents wearers from clenching their teeth to keep the mouthguard in their mouth. Instead, wearers can focus on their game without distractions. We send these impressions to a lab that creates the mouthguard out of flexible plastic.

We recommend that patients clean their mouthguards regularly with an antibacterial solution. They can clean their mouthguard after use and place it in its ventilated case. Cleaning the mouthguard keeps it fresh and fights decay-causing bacteria.

Custom Mouthguards for TMD: Nightguards

A nightguard for TMJ is a dental appliance designed to address issues related to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). TMJ disorders can cause symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, facial pain, and difficulty in opening or closing the jaw.

A nightguard for TMJ is a custom-made oral appliance that is worn during sleep. Its primary function is to prevent teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching. Both are common contributors to TMJ issues. The occlusal splints that we will create for our patients with TMD provide a cushioning effect for the teeth. The splints will protect the teeth from the forces generated by clenching or grinding and prevent further jaw damage.

Key features of a nightguard for TMJ include:

  • Custom Fit: We will take impressions of your teeth to create a nightguard that fits precisely. This will ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness.
  • Cushioning and Protection: Your custom mouthguard for night time teeth grinding will act as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth. It absorbs the impact of grinding and clenching to prevent damage to the teeth and alleviate stress on the TMJ.
  • Muscle Relaxation: By preventing the intense contact between teeth, your nightguard will help your jaw muscles relax.
  • Pain Relief: If you are experiencing jaw pain or discomfort, a nightguard can provide relief by minimizing the harmful effects of bruxism.
  • Prevention of Dental Issues: A custom nightguard will help prevent dental problems such as worn-down, cracked, or chipped teeth as well as enamel erosion.

Can You Wear a Custom Sports Mouthguard for TMD?

Some patients may see the similarities between sports mouthguards and nightguards and wonder if they can be used interchangeably. However, there are key differences. Sports mouthguards are made from a flexible plastic that covers both tooth arches. Mouthguards also prevent damage to teeth from hits to the mouth. Occlusal splints are made of hard acrylic and cover the upper or lower arch – sometimes both.

Schedule Your Appointment Today for a Custom Mouthguard in Sarasota, FL

Call our office today to book your appointment for a custom mouthguard in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Benson can create one for sports or for teeth grinding. Our mouthguards offer superior protection for your teeth and soft tissues. You can reach our office to book an appointment by calling 941-270-9755. You may also request an appointment with us online.