Dental Mouth Guard

What is a Dental Mouth Guard?
Sports at times can get really intense mostly when there is a lot of physical contact between players. Coaches recommend the use of a mouth-guard during the game to prevent any injuries such as cracking a tooth, biting yourself or even falling down and fitting your face. Most players that use a sport mouth-guard plays football, wrestling, boxing, ice hockey and basketball. However, the guards are not just for
sport players; mouth guard for teeth grinding are specially made for people who suffers of night time grinding can use them too.

What sports are good for a dental mouth guard?

  1. Football
  2. Basketball
  3. Hockey
  4. Soccer
  5. Boxing
  6. Wrestling

Is a store-bought mouthguard the same as a dentist made mouthguard?

The answer is no. Store bought mouthguards are not as strong nor are they as durable or comfortable as a custom dental mouthguard. A custom dental guard is the ideal way to protect your teeth in any contact or physical sport. Your Coral Springs Dentist can get this done for you in a matter of a few weeks.

What is the process of making a dental mouth guard?
The process of making a dental mouthguard is simple. It starts with an examination of your teeth and gums by the dentist. Ones the dentist determines if you are a candidate for a dental mouth guard in Coral Springs, then the dentist will discuss with you what type of sport you will need it for. The dentist will then take upper and lower full arch impressions to capture all of the areas of the teeth. Once this is done, the dentist will make a prescription for the lab to make the custom night mouth guard. In about two weeks later, the patient will return to the office for the delivery of the night mouth guard. At that point the dentist will adjust it to the pts mouth and make sure that it fits properly.

How do I care for a dental mouth guard?
It should be kept stored in a dry environment. It can be cleaned with warm soap and water and a clean tooth brush. It is important that the mouthguard is dried prior to placement in its container. This will help prevent any bacteria to grow on the guard.


How much does a dental mouth guard in coral springs cost?
A custom mouth guard in coral springs can cost around $400-500. You can find a mouth-guard preformed and ready to use normally called stock mouth protectors or boil and bite mouth protectors this two forms of mouth-guard are found at sporting goods store. These are not idea since they do not provide the protection and they are not as strong as a custom mouthguard that the dentist makes. In addition to this, the boil and bite mouth protectors can cause damage to the TMJ. It has been determined that soft mouthguards can activate the TMJ and cause excessive wearing in the jaw joint.

The one we made for you here at Lakeview Dental of Coral Springs is a custom-fitted teeth grinding guard made just for you. It has all crevices of each tooth. We start by taking an impression of your teeth, and then the mold is sent to dental laboratory where the custom fit mouth-guard is actually made with thermoplastic material.

Teeth mouth guard can be also use for people that grind or clench at night in their sleep or for patients who are in an orthodontic treatment such as braces this special mouth-guard can help protect your lips, tongue, cheeks and your braces form any damage either when you use it to play an sport or for sleeping.

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