Different Types of Mouthguards

March 31, 2022 11:09 pm

Did you know that mouthguards can be used to protect your teeth in a variety of circumstances? Teeth are extremely precious and it’s important to safeguard them from dental injuries that can have a lasting impact on your oral health. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of mouthguards and how they can protect your smile!

Custom Athletic Mouthguards

The highest percentage of dental injuries occur from sports-related activities. High-contact sports, such as football, boxing, basketball, and football, can leave teeth more susceptible to injury. We recommend getting fitted for a custom sportsguard. Sportsguards aren’t just designed to protect teeth, they also shield your jaw, tongue, and gums from damage. Sportsguards are created using an impression of your teeth so that they fit snugly. They are created with durable, thick plastic that is designed to absorb force and impact.

Fitted Nightguards

Nightguards can help with a wide range of oral health issues. For starters, nightguards can protect teeth from chronic nighttime teeth grinding to prevent teeth from wearing down and breaking over time. Nightguards can also help combat symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea by repositioning the jaw to prevent the soft tissue in the back of the throat from obstructing the airway and interrupting normal breathing patterns. For patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), nightguards can help alleviate pressure on the temporomandibular joints and reduce symptoms associated with TMD.

Schedule Your Mouthguard Consultation!

Whether you participate in sports or have an active teeth-grinding problem at night, we can help! At Ryan Dental, we’ll work with you to design a custom-fitted mouthguard to help protect your teeth and your oral health. Don’t wait until a dental injury occurs, get a nightguard or sportsguard to prevent serious damage to your smile. Please contact our office to schedule your in-person consultation!


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