Do you or your child play contact sports? Are you looking for a new mouthguard for the upcoming season?
Receive a custom sports mouthguard at the Office of Dr. Bellisario in Ardmore, PA. This general dental treatment protects braces and natural teeth from damage and loss. Patients require mouthguards for any sport where there is contact between players, including lacrosse, soccer, football, and hockey.
Our sports mouthguards provide a custom fit so patients can play without worrying about losing their mouthguard. Compared to store-bought mouthguards, professionally-made mouthguards allow patients to drink and speak comfortably. With custom mouthguards, patients can focus on the game and not on their mouthguard.
Sports Mouthguard Treatment and Care
In order to create a custom fit, we take dental impressions of the teeth. We send these impressions to a dental lab, where technicians create the sports mouthguards according to our specifications. Once the mouthguard is complete, we will make sure that it fits you comfortably. To keep your mouthguard fresh, you can soak it in a denture or mouthguard cleaner. You can also use soap and lukewarm water or a toothbrush and toothpaste. When you are not using your mouthguard, keep it safe in its case.
Why Can’t Mouthguards Treat TMJ Disorders?
Nightguards are one of the best treatment options for patients with TMJ disorders. A nightguard covers the upper or lower arch of teeth and prevents teeth clenching and grinding. Although nightguards are similar to mouthguards, they are not the same. Nightguards are made of hard acrylic and protect the chewing surfaces of the teeth from wear and damage.
Alternatively, sports mouthguards protect the front of the teeth. Our sports mouthguards are made of flexible, rubbery plastic. Patients cannot wear sports mouthguards at night for TMJ, just as they can’t wear a nightguard during sports.
Receive a Mouthguard Today
Do you need a sports mouthguard? Schedule a dental appointment with our professional team online. You can also call our office at (610) 839-8967. We welcome patients of all ages to our Ardmore office. If you have questions about caring for your mouthguard, please let us know and we can help.