Custom Mouthguards in Dallas, Texas
If you or your child engage in contact sports, mouthguards are essential to prevent tooth damage or loss. While over the counter options are available, we recommend our personalized mouthguards to ensure a secure fit and minimal slippage.
A well-fitting mouthguard reduces muscle tension around your jaw, improving endurance when playing sports. It also improves performance and on field comfort.
On-field collisions, falls, and accidents involving impact can affect your dental health. That’s why we offer custom-made mouthguards to provide you with the proper protection while keeping optimal comfort and functionality in mind.
No one wants to waste time adjusting their mouthguard on the field. Additionally, you should be able to speak and drink fluids without removing your mouthguard. With the help of Dr. Huckin our office can create a customized oral appliance to meet your smile’s unique needs.
While most commonly utilized for sports, mouth guards can also be created for patients who struggle with teeth grinding. Teeth grinding causes significant damage to your teeth over time, so it is best to take preventative measures. Ask Dr. Huckin about the benefits a customized mouth guard could provide you during your next exam.
The Custom Mouthguard Process
To create a custom mouthguard, Dr. Huckin uses impressions of your teeth. Exact impressions are made so that your custom guard fits you perfectly. Dr. Huckin sends the impressions to a lab that will make the mouthguard according to the specifications needed. When the mouthguard is done, you’ll come in to make sure the guard fits the way it should. We’ll make any adjustments that are needed so that you have a mouthguard that fits perfectly.
Sports Mouthguards Vs. Nightguards
Just because mouthguards and nightguards are both protective doesn’t mean that they can be used for the same purposes. Never use your mouthguard for something other than its expressed purpose. If you try to use a mouthguard for other purposes, you risk damaging both the appliance and your teeth.
Sports mouthguards are made out of a lightweight, bulkier material that’s ideal for absorbing shocks. The bulkier material allows the force of the shock to be distributed throughout. A sports mouthguard is not meant to protect your teeth from grinding and other issues. Teeth grinding wears down this material a lot more quickly than the material for actual nightguards.
Nightguards are made of a thinner, harder plastic that helps with jaw position and prevents your teeth from grinding together throughout the night when you’re sleeping. Nightguards are not designed to absorb shocks and won’t protect your teeth in the event of trauma. They also offer little to no protection if something hits you in the mouth. Since sports mouthguards also help protect against concussions and other trauma problems, you’re more susceptible to those as well if you’re trying to use the wrong mouthguard.
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Dr. Huckin creates personalized mouthguards that are unique to your needs. Call us or schedule an appointment online to get started.