A custom-designed sports mouthguard will offer superior protection for your teeth during contact sports. At Bella Smiles, we offer custom mouthguards for active children and adults in all three of our Long Island dentist offices. We provide custom mouthguards as part of our general dentistry services in Long Island, NY.
Protecting the teeth and gums during physical activity is important. It can reduce your risk of chipped teeth, knocked-out teeth, and injury to the jaw. You only get one set of teeth, so it is important to take the proper steps to keep them protected during physical activity.
Custom-fit mouthguards will offer the best fit when compared to the boil-and-bite options at sports stores and can protect your investment in your smile. A store-bought mouthpiece will put your teeth and gums at risk for injury. If you wear braces or have any type of oral appliance in place, the customized fit can keep these in place while minimizing the risk of damage in the event of a collision or trauma.
Why Choose Custom Mouthguards?
- To protect the jaw
- Properly fitted mouthguards reduce cuts and irritation to the soft tissue in the mouth
- An extra level of support for the teeth
- Absorbs shock vibration from physical contact
Our Bella Smiles dental care team can create a sports mouthguard that will fit perfectly and securely over the teeth. It will not require the wearer to clench the jaw to keep it in place. Unlike over-the-counter mouthguards, custom mouthguards are specifically for your mouth. Over-the-counter mouthguards do not typically fit well and may slip during physical activity. This will leave your teeth and gums more prone to injury.
Getting Fitted for Your Mouthguard
Creating a custom mouthguard requires a few visits to one of our three dental offices serving Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset. During your appointment, we will take impressions of your teeth. These will be used by the dental lab to create your custom mouthguard. When they are ready, your dentist will check the size and fit of your mouthguard to ensure it is both comfortable and secure.
Benefits of Custom Mouthguards
- Aesthetic– Your dentist can design it to match your sports uniform.
- Comfort– Children are less likely to remove their mouthguard if it is comfortable and able to fit securely over their teeth.
- Protection– Custom-designed mouthguards provide maximum comfort. We can design a mouthguard that fits over braces and retainers.
Injury from sports can negatively impact your oral health or your quality of life. It is important to take the proper measures to stay protected during physical contact. Dental emergencies are very expensive and can be very traumatic. Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard can reduce your risk of permanent injury to your teeth and jaw and even tooth loss.
Schedule A Mouthguard Fitting
A well-fitted sports mouthguard can help you stay protected during sports and even enhance your performance by minimizing jaw clenching. If you would like to learn more about our custom-designed mouthguards, visit Bella Smiles in Roslyn, Riverhead, or Nesconset. Our dental care team can work with you to meet your oral health needs. To schedule an appointment, call 631-228-8780 (Nesconset Office) or 631-574-3898 (Riverhead Office) or 516-217-6668 (Roslyn Office) or schedule an appointment online.