Do you or your child play contact sports? Sports like soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, skateboarding, martial arts, hockey, or lacrosse require mouthguards whether you have braces or not. The American Dental Association estimates that sports mouthguards can prevent over 200,000 injuries.
It is estimated that more than 5 million teeth are being knocked out due to sports every year. Mouthguards can help protect you or your child from sports injuries and chipped or cracked teeth. Visit Stewart Dental Group for all of your general dental care needs.
Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards
- Minimize the risk of bruising and injury to the soft tissues in the mouth
- Reduce the chance of contact sports-related concussions
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Help minimize the risk of chipped and damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
- Allow the wearer to speak clearly
If you think that you or your child would benefit from a professional mouthguard, call the Stewart Dental Group at 704-255-4256. We will work with you to create a comfortable mouthguard that properly fits.
Treatment with Mouthguards in Charlotte, NC
Custom-fit professional mouthguards save people from replacing missing teeth or treating chipped and cracked teeth with dental crowns or tooth bonding. A preventative measure like a mouthguard saves money in the long run and can even reduce the chance of injury or concussion.
Over-the-counter mouth guards that are not custom-fit can easily fall out and may interfere with breathing and speaking. They also may not be as comfortable as custom professional mouthguards.
Dr. Randall Stewart or Dr. Melissa Stewart will create a mold of teeth to fabricate a mouthguard that conforms to the mouth. A customized, comfortable fit leads to improved endurance on the field without the need for jaw clenching to keep the mouthguard in place. Mouthguards should be cleaned regularly with antibacterial solution and thoroughly cleaned once a month to keep them fresh and fight bacteria.
Request a Dental Exam Today
If you play contact sports and need a mouth guard, call the Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256. You can also request an appointment with us online today. We will work with you to ensure that your mouthguard is as comfortable as possible and fits your teeth.
Why is a custom mouthguard necessary?
If you want to truly keep the teeth of you or your child safe, a custom mouthguard is much better than a random one bought over the counter. An ill-fitting mouthguard can actually cause more harm than good. It’s more likely to fall out and you can cause further problems by clenching your jaw to try and keep it in your mouth.
Is my mouthguard supposed to feel tight?
The fit of your mouthguard should be snug against your teeth. It shouldn’t fall out or shift when it’s in your mouth, and you shouldn’t have to clench your jaw to try to keep it in.
How long does it take to get a custom mouthguard?
The entire process can take a week or two. The mouthguard will be made custom in a dental lab based on molds taken of your teeth. We want to make sure we give you a mouthguard that’s designed to fit perfectly.