Do you or your child need a sports mouthguard? Sports mouthguards protect the teeth and gums from damage during contact sports. Contact sports are any sport that requires physical contact between players. Common contact sports can include football, basketball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and more.
Dr. Elizabeth Duling offers custom mouthguards as a general dental treatment to patients in Owens Cross Roads, AL. Professional sports mouthguards fit comfortably and securely in the mouth. They are custom-fit to each patient based on their dental impressions.
Benefits of Profesional Sports Mouthguards
Our professional mouthguards provide multiple benefits to patients who play contact sports. Sports mouthguards:
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Minimize the risk of damaged teeth or bruising
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
- Allow wearers to speak clearly
Dr. Duling will work with you or your child to create the most comfortable mouthguard possible. Contact her office if you require a new sports mouthguard.
Sports Mouthguards in Owens Cross Roads, AL
Dr. Duling begins treatment by creating dental impressions of the teeth. These impressions are used as a template for the mouthguard. She works with a dental lab that fabricates the mouthguards. When complete, Dr. Duling ensures that the mouthguard fits comfortably.
Mouthguards should be cleaned regularly with an antibacterial solution or soap and water. Cleaning sports mouthguards also keeps them fresh and fights off infection-causing bacteria. We will provide you with a case for your mouthguard.
Professional vs. Store-Bought Mouthguards
Store-bought mouthguards often do not fit the teeth properly. As a result, they do not offer enough protection, may fall out, and can interfere with breathing and speaking. They also may not be as comfortable as custom professional mouthguards.
Alternatively, custom-fit professional mouthguards are a preventative measure that saves people from replacing missing teeth or treating damaged tooth enamel. A customized, comfortable mouthguard does not require jaw clenching to keep it in place.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you need to replace your old sports mouthguard? Are you looking for a dentist that provides custom mouthguards? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Duling online or call her dental office today at 256.202.4186.