At Dental Haus, we create custom mouth guards for Palm Beach patients.
With our modern dental technology, we can streamline the process of crafting your custom mouth guard.
A mouth guard is a removable appliance that is worn over the teeth to protect them from injury. Mouth guards are commonly used by athletes to protect their teeth from being damaged during contact sports. However, mouth guards can also be used to treat bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ (jaw joint) disorders. They work by absorbing the force of the jaw and preventing the teeth from coming into contact with each other.
Mouth guards can be either store-bought or custom-made. Custom mouth guards are made from impressions of your teeth, so they fit more snugly and comfortably than store-bought mouth guards. Store-bought mouth guards are less expensive than custom ones, but they are not as effective at protecting the teeth. This is because they often don’t fit well and can cause the teeth to move out of position. If playing contact sports, an ill-fitting mouth guard can easily fall out or fail to provide the protection you need in an instance of physical impact.
Mouth guards should be cleaned with soap and water after each use. They can also be cleaned with denture cleaner or toothpaste. It’s important to store your mouth guard in a cool, dry place when you’re not using it. Avoid exposing it to hot water or direct sunlight, as this can cause it to warp. When you come in for a fitting, your dentist will show you how to best care for your new mouth guard.
Mouth guards should be replaced every 1-2 years, or as soon as they start to show signs of wear and tear. If you use your mouth guard regularly, it’s a good idea to check it for wear and tear every few months. If you notice any cracks, holes, or other damage, bring it in to your dentist so they can replace it. Over time your teeth may also change slightly which means taking a new impression and creating an updated mouth guard could be beneficial.