Mouth Guards

Mouth Guards

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 mouth guards.

 

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 One-Size-Fits-All World.

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, NY.