- Stop sports injuries with custom mouthguards
- We make mouthguards to prevent teeth grinding too
- Enjoy mess-free tooth impressions
It’s bad enough to strike out when you miss a fastball. But it’s worse to be struck in the face by one. The ball can damage your teeth or even knock them out. Mouthguards in Fairfield will keep your smile safe from damage during sports.Dr. Cuevas on Bruxism Mouthguards Read Transcript
Bruxism is a term where we describe that people grind their teeth or clench their teeth. The effects are very similar. What they’re doing is really destroying the enamel layer of the outer covering of your tooth. And once it’s gone, it’s gone. So, many people, they grind or brux when they’re asleep. They’re unaware of it. Like any other bad habit, unless you’re aware of it, you can’t control it. At night when you’re asleep, there’s no way that you can control it. So, if we make you a mouthguard that’s comfortable, then you’ll be able to protect your teeth at night. If you don’t do that, it just gets worse and worse and worse. I’ve seen people crack teeth in half. I’ve seen people grind them down to the gum level. Even those individuals did not know that that’s what was causing the problem.
I know of probably 10 different ways to make a mouthguard and 10 different kinds of mouthguards depending on what the situation is. So, if it’s simply just from grinding, there is a mouthguard that will just go over your front teeth. It’s very comfortable, easy to wear. Most people find that after one or two weeks, it’s something that they can wear very easily. There are different types of mouthguards that we can make, though, and find the one that works the best for you.
Our custom mouthguards will:
- Protect your teeth better than store-bought mouthguards
- Fit perfectly without a frustrating “boil-and-bite” process
- Withstand damage and wear, thanks to their quality materials and construction
- Give you the option of team colors or other customization
If you’d like to get fitted for an athletic mouthguard, call us today at 203-349-3537. Any patient who plays contact sports should wear one. We make custom mouthguards for other conditions, too, like bruxism (teeth grinding).
Prevent Teeth Grinding With a Custom Night Guard
In addition to sports, we also provide custom mouthguards for:Dr. Cuevas on Athletic Mouthguards Read Transcript
With athletic mouthguards, I find that the ones that you can buy at the sporting goods store, they just don’t fit that well, and people have a hard time using them. When I ask patients, younger patients, whether they use them, they said they’re uncomfortable, so they generally use them half the time or whatever.
What I found is that if you make a custom-made one, one that’s comfortable, they’re more likely to use it for the sport that they needed. I have a couple of patients that are into judo. He didn’t want to wear it, but once I made him a custom-made one, he said it was much more comfortable, and he wore it to protect his mouth and his teeth.
The steps to creating a mouthguard or making a mouthguard are very simple. We scan your teeth, you don’t have to make a mold anymore, we don’t have to put a putty into a tray and hold it in your mouth. We just scan your teeth, and in about three weeks, you have your custom-made mouthguard.
- Teeth Grinding – This behavior, often caused by stress, not only damages your teeth but can also cause a painful condition called TMJ disorder. We can fit you for a night guard that will stop your grinding and relieve the jaw pain caused by TMJ problems.
- Sleep Apnea – A custom-made mouthguard can be used to treat sleep apnea by moving your jaw into a position that keeps your airway clear while you sleep. Many people find it easier to adjust to a mouthguard than to a CPAP machine.
Proper Mouthguard Maintenance Will Extend Its Life
You’ll want to keep your custom mouthguard as long as possible. To do so, you should take good care of it. Follow our mouthguard maintenance advice:
- Don’t chew on your custom mouthguard
- Don’t ever share it with others
- Clean after every use, using mild soap or toothpaste; use warm water rather than hot
- Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or other high temperatures
- Bring it with you to your dental exams so we can make sure it’s still in good shape