Custom Mouthguard Bensalem, PA

Any sport with contact between players, like soccer, lacrosse, football, or basketball, is a contact sport. If you or your child play contact sports, you need to wear a custom-made sports mouthguard. At Perfect Smiles, we provide custom sports mouthguards to patients in Bensalem, PA, and the surrounding areas.

As a general dental treatment, mouthguards protect the teeth and prevent dental damage and even tooth loss. Compared to store-bought mouthguards, custom-made mouthguards fit properly and make it easier for athletes to drink and speak clearly. Store-bought mouthguards can fall out of the mouth and distract athletes from their game. Many athletes may clench their teeth to keep an ill-fitting mouthguard in place, which can put pressure on the teeth and jaw.

Sports Mouthguard in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Sports Mouthguard Treatment and Care

To create custom-made mouthguards, we take digital scans of the teeth in our office. These digital images are sent to a dental lab, where technicians create custom mouthguards out of durable plastic. Once the mouthguards are complete, we make sure that they fit precisely. In order to clean a sports mouthguard, you can soak it in a denture or mouthguard cleaner. Some patients may find it easier to rinse their mouthguard with soap and water. Do not use hot water as this can warp the mouthguard. When the mouthguard is not in use, keep it in its case.

Can Mouthguards Treat TMJ?

Although sports mouthguards and TMJ nightguards look similar, they cannot be used interchangeably. Sports mouthguards are made of thick, rubbery plastic. Nightguards are usually crafted out of hard acrylic. If patients with TMJ disorders wore sports mouthguards to sleep, they would easily fall out because they are bulky and flexible. Alternatively, hard acrylic nightguards would not provide enough protection to the teeth in the front of the mouth.

Call Our Dental Office Today

Do you need to replace your mouthguard for the upcoming season? Contact Perfect Smiles for a new sports mouthguard at 215-770-1081. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with our team online. If you have any current concerns or questions about sports mouthguards, please let us know. We will be happy to help.