Mouthguards / Sleepguards / Sportsguards

Mouthguards are something we recommend and specialize in at Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry. Generally speaking, mouthguards are an excellent way to prevent damage to one’s teeth or mouth whenever jaw motion, impact, or force may be involved. And while it is easy to understand how sports (especially contact sports) can fall into this category, you may be surprised to discover some of the other common activities that can cause adverse dental effects—and equally surprised to learn there are mouthguards designed to protect you during them!

Sports Mouthguards:

During physical and contact sports, strain and impact can result in worn, chipped or lost teeth. Stock mouthguards commonly seen in department stores have little form to them and do not address your specific dental pressure pattern. Though cheap and somewhat effective, they can be uncomfortable, interfere with breathing or speech, and result in jaw muscle soreness after use. “Heat-and-bite” mouthguards provide greater comfort through bite modification, although they can still be excessively large and somewhat clumsy.

The customized sports mouthguards we create for patients at Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry are precisely molded for the user—providing the greatest level of comfort and protection. Starting with a total “teeth impression.” We create a mold from which a superior mouth guard is formed. While a bit more expensive, our these mouth guards provide advantages that off-the-shelf guards simply cannot match.

Bruxism Mouthguards

Bruxism is the term used to define the unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. Patients with this condition may bring their teeth together throughout the day—or at night during sleep—all without knowing it! If warranted, Dr. Nelson can develop a special, minimally invasive mouthguard, referred to as an occlusal splint. Custom molded and fitted to your exact anatomy, these dental mouthguards can often reduce or eliminate your Bruxism problem.

Sleep Apnea Guards

Sleepguards address the disorder known as Sleep Apnea—a condition where your sleep patterns are affected by disruptions in breathing. Usually, sleep apnea is caused by a temporary block in the airway caused in part by the position of your oral anatomy and jaw alignment. If you suffer from this disorder, a Sleep Apnea mouthguard from Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry could correct jaw alignment to resolve your sleeping issues.

Are you or a family member a candidate for a custom molded specialty mouthguard? As a dentist specializing in advanced cosmetic dental procedures, Dr. Peter Nelson is ready to meet and answer any questions or concerns you may have and if needed fit you for an effective, comfortable mouthguard.

To learn more, call us to set  up a dental mouthguard consultation today: 860-347-1227

 

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