Do you or your child play contact sports like lacrosse, soccer, or football? You need a custom mouthguard. Sports mouthguards protect the teeth, braces, and other oral appliances and restorations from damage or loss. We create custom-made sports mouthguards in Sarasota, FL, to help patients preserve their oral health.
Unlike store-bought mouthguards, professionally-made mouthguards conform to teeth and are made of high-quality materials. Here you can discover more about how our custom mouthguards protect the smile and prevent dental problems.
Custom Sports Mouthguards in Sarasota, FL
Our mouthguards have many benefits for wearers. Custom-made sports mouthguards:
- Reduce the chance of injured or knocked-out teeth
- Minimize bruising to the mouth’s soft tissues
- Allow wearers to speak more clearly
- Protect the lower jaw
- Reduces stress on the neck
- Minimizes the chance of chipping or cracking teeth
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.
Can You Wear a Mouthguard for TMD?
Patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) often clench or grind their teeth at night. We create nightguards for patients to protect their teeth and prevent further jaw and tooth damage.
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. Nightguards are made of hard acrylic and cover the upper or lower arch.
Contact Us Today
Do you wake up with tooth sensitivity or jaw pain? You may have a temporomandibular joint disorder. Call Dr. Benson for treatment at 941-270-9755. You may also schedule your next dental appointment with us online.