If you are active in any contact sport, you know
that protection is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself
healthy and safe. Most athletes know the importance of wearing the proper
footwear for the sport they're involved in, but many forget to protect one of
their most valuable assets – their smile!
Custom-made mouthguards protect your teeth from
grinding and clenching at night, which can tense the jaw joint and create
issues such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, worn-out teeth
surfaces, and tension headaches. Both adults and children wear custom-made
mouthguards to wear while playing contact sports and other athletic sports.
However, customized versions are superior as they are more effective and
comfortable to protect your teeth from damage.
At Dr. Alan Pressman DMD, we take an impression of
your teeth using digital and latest scanning techniques, and we send it to our
lab to create the mouth guard for you. Then, you can wear them regularly and
can expect comfortable and predictable results.
Don't Cut Corners on Your Smile Protection.
Just as you wouldn't cut corners on your athletic
wear, the same is true for your mouthguard. At Dr. Alan Pressman DMD in Spring
Valley, we know that you have choices regarding mouth guards, because they are readily
available online. But, that doesn't mean they’re the best option for you.
The Limitations of Over-the-Counter Mouth Guards
You probably had to try on dozens of pairs of shoes
before you found the pair that worked best for your anatomy. The same is true
when it comes to a dental mouth guard. While you can purchase mouth guards over
the counter, with some claiming to be adaptable to fit your mouth, there is
nothing compares to a custom fitted mouthguard from Dr. Alan Pressman DMD.
How are Custom Mouth Guards made?
Dr .Pressman uses digital impressions of your teeth
to assure you get the maximum protection for your mouth while also providing maximum
comfort. It is a very different experience than using stock mouth guards which are
uncomfortable or hinder their ability to speak clearly. In some instances, some
patients have reported difficulty breathing when they've used over-the-counter
How Do Custom Mouth Guards Protect Your Teeth?
Grinding teeth is a common symptom of TMJ disorders
that wear down your teeth's surfaces and pressurize the structures supporting
your jaw joint. The mouth guard makes you aware of the grinding and helps
prevent you from doing it by creating a barrier between the set of jaws.
In some cases, mouth guards are made to leverage a
space between your lower and upper teeth to avoid their touching, clenching, or
grinding. In addition, it helps in relaxing your jaw to relieve stress at
night, headaches, tooth damage, or TMJ.
Besides, a mouth guard, when customized, can help
you adjust your bite. Another reason behind TMJ disorders is a misaligned bite.
At Alan Pressman DMD, We know it's Not a
When you book your appointment for a custom mouth
guard in our conveniently located Spring Valley, NY office, you can rest
assured that you will be treated effectively. We will take time to understand
your needs, make recommendations that will provide you the maximum protection, from
a perfectly fitted mouthguard, that will offer years of protection of your
smile. So make an appointment today to learn more.
Are you in need of a mouthguard? Please book an
appointment with us, the best dentists in Rockland County’s, Spring Valley,