Mouth Guards in Orlando, FL

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Overview

Mouth guards are an excellent way to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw from a range of oral conditions, damage, and injuries. General dentist Dr. Patricia Roach is pleased to offer custom-made athletic mouth guards and night guards. If you or someone in your family plays a high-impact sport (like football, boxing, soccer, hockey, wrestling, or baseball), then Dr. Roach highly recommends a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw. She may suggest wearing a night guard when you sleep if you tend to grind or clench your teeth habitually (a condition known as bruxism). Unlike mouth guards bought at the store, a custom-made oral appliance from Dr. Roach will be molded and fitted for you, making it more comfortable and effective. If you wish to reduce the danger of damage to your mouth and jaw, we encourage you to contact Orlando Advanced Dentists in Orlando, FL to find out more about custom mouth guards.

Best Candidates

Professionally made mouth guards are important if you or a member of your family plays a sport that involves high contact or has a high risk of injury or if teeth grinding or clenching occurs while you sleep.

  • Athletic Mouth Guards: Many of our patients participate in football, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and other sports. Mouth guards can help protect the teeth, gums, and jaw should an injury during sports occur. A professionally made mouth guard can be especially useful when you have braces or dental restorations since these can injure the soft tissue lining your mouth or become damaged upon impact. Mouth guards have also been demonstrated to help athletes in non-contact sports (running, yoga, weight training) by decreasing tension in the jaw.
  • Night Guards: The habit of clenching or grinding your teeth at night can result in several types of oral damage, including worn or broken teeth and restorations, gum recession, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. A night guard can help keep your upper and lower teeth separated and minimize the tension placed on the jaw and jaw joints that occurs when the teeth repetitively grind together.

Since a custom mouth guard is made especially for your needs, it usually fits better and lasts longer than stock or boil-and-bite mouth protectors available at sporting goods stores or drugstores.

What to Expect

To create your custom mouth guard, Dr. Roach will take a series of digital or physical impressions. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental laboratory where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from durable, high-quality materials. Once your mouth guard is finished and delivered to Orlando Advanced Dentists, you will come back to our office for a fitting. Dr. Roach will make sure your guard fits properly and feels comfortable.

Follow-Up

As soon as you receive your mouth guard, it is very important to wear it while playing sports, when sleeping, or anytime your mouth needs protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be crucial in preserving its lifespan. It is very important to store it in a safe place and clean it before and after use. Dr. Roach will go over the best way to clean your mouth guard based on the materials used to create it. You should bring it with you to every dental appointment so that Dr. Roach can inspect its condition and tell you when a replacement is necessary.

Custom Mouth Guards

Safeguard your oral health from the effects of bruxism or improve your athletic performance with a custom mouth guard. Dr. Roach offers quality mouth guards to protect against the damaging effects of teeth grinding and clenching and to prevent injuries and discomfort during sports. Schedule a consultation at Orlando Advanced Dentists in Orlando, FL today to learn more about the benefits of mouth guards.

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