The Importance of Using Mouthguards
Mouthguards are crucial in many people’s lives, from Olympians to people who grind their teeth at night. Patients commonly use mouthguards to protect their teeth from contact sports or physical activities because our teeth are vulnerable to damage that can be permanent or costly.
Thankfully, custom mouthguards are proven to protect your teeth from damage of all kinds. At Laser Smile Center, our experienced dentist works hard to provide you with a mouthguard solution that fits comfortably and protects your teeth during your active lifestyle. Discover how our custom mouthguards solutions can save you from uncomfortable dental problems.
How Mouthguards Protect Your Mouth
Custom mouthguards, also called sports guards or nightguards, are devices that you’ll wear over your teeth to keep your teeth, gums, jaw, and other parts of your mouth safe from damage or dental trauma. They’re one of the most common and effective ways to ensure your smile stays safe, saving you pain and money in the future.
Our mouthguards can protect your mouth against damage from:
- Bruxism (tooth grinding, clenching)
- Sports trauma
- Snoring & sleep apnea
Although one-size-fits-all mouthguards are available, they’re generally not as comfortable and don’t offer the same high level of protection that custom ones do. Our mouthguards are personally designed just for you, ensuring the perfect fit and exceptional comfort.
If you’re looking for a mouthguard for you or a loved one, skip the boil-and-bite mouthguards from the drug store and visit Laser Smile Center. They’re nowhere near as effective as the personalized protection that our custom appliances offer.
Discover Your Mouthguard Solution
Sports guards are sturdy appliances that reliably protect your teeth during sports or other potentially dangerous activities. These custom mouthguards are ideal for preventing chipped, cracked, or lost teeth. They also ensure your teeth can’t damage the soft tissue in your mouth, especially your lips.
Nightguards are protective devices worn during sleep that prevent damage from bruxism and teeth clenching. You’ll wear them while you sleep to help release pressure and soften the effects of teeth grinding, protecting your teeth from cracking and your jaw from extreme overuse.
We also offer nighttime oral appliances to wear to prevent snoring and sleep apnea. These quiet CPAP alternatives make for an easier night’s sleep. Discuss your snoring treatment options and nightguards during your consultation with Dr. Rangel.
Taking Care of Your Mouthguards
You should take care of your mouthguard after every use to ensure it stays fresh and clean. To get the most out of your protective appliance, follow these steps:
- Brush and floss your teeth before using your mouthguard.
- Rinse your mouthguard with water or mouthwash before and after use. Avoid using hot water, as this can warp its shape.
- Bring your mouthguard to your regular dentist’s appointment so we can make sure it’s still properly protecting your teeth.
Store your mouthguard in a hard container with ventilation while you’re not using it to allow it to dry.
Protect Your Teeth & Save Your Smile
At Laser Smile Center in Odessa, TX, we’re proud to provide our patients with solutions to protect their stunning smiles. You can create your custom mouthguards for sleep and sports alongside Dr. Rangel’s dental expertise. Contact us at (432) 333-6169 to schedule your consultation today.