Custom Mouthguards in Carrboro, NC
Maintaining oral health year-round allows for your teeth and gums to stay healthy. In some cases, a custom mouthguard or nightguard can contribute to the care of your oral health. If you’ve been searching for a bruxism dentist or need an athletic mouthguard, our Milltown Family Dentistry team is more than happy to welcome you in for a consultation!Schedule a Consultation
When do I know if I need a mouthguard?
A dental mouthguard covers the teeth and acts as a cushion to protect your teeth and gums. There are a few signs that may let you know you need one. If you wake up in the morning with headaches due to bruxism, the dentist may suggest one for nightly use. If you’ve begun to play a high contact sport, an athletic mouthguard is often required or recommended for the safety of yourself and other players. They are helpful at any age for athletic use and sleeping purposes.
Are mouthguards good for sports?
A sports mouthguard is beneficial for players of many sports or high-impact activities. It protects the teeth from injury. It also reduces costly visits to the dental office. Besides teeth protection, a well-fitted athletic mouthguard also can protect a player from impact to the face and head. It will cover the upper teeth as the top teeth take most of the pressure from impact.
What’s the difference between a mouthguard and a nightguard?
While they protect your teeth, they are different. A mouthguard can be referred to as a sports mouthguard or athletic mouthguard. These types of guards will protect your teeth when playing contact or high-impact sports. A nightguard can be referred to as being a teeth clenching mouthguard. While both are custom-made, they serve different purposes. You won’t be able to use your sports mouthguard as a nightguard. If you need both, you will have to ask your nightguard dentist for a sports one or vice versa.
What’s the difference between a store-bought mouthguard and a custom mouthguard?
Store-bought ones aren’t nearly as durable or comfortable as custom-made ones. A custom mouthguard can assure the patient that the teeth are protected from injury due to sports or bruxism as much as they can be. If you are interested in getting a dental mouthguard or have questions concerning if it is right for you, please contact our office!