in Everett, WA
Mouthguards are protective oral devices used during sports activities or in your sleep. While there are numerous types of mouthguards available for purchase over-the-counter, the best and most protective ones are those we custom-make for you, right here at our Everett, WA office!
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Stock Mouthguards: These are inexpensive mouth protectors you can buy at sporting or department stores that come ready to wear. They often don't fit well and can be bulky, making breathing and talking difficult. We do not recommend their use.
Boil and Bite Mouthguards: You can purchase these oral appliances at many sporting goods stores and drugstores. They offer a better fit than stock mouthguards. To use them, you will first need to soften them in boiling water, and then insert them in your mouth to take your teeth's shape using finger and tongue pressure.
Custom-Made Mouthguards: These are the best types of mouthguards that offer the most reliable protection for your smile. We prepare these oral appliances from impressions of your teeth. A well-fitted custom mouthguard is protective, comfortable, and easy to clean, and never restricts your breathing or your speech.
Custom Sports Mouthguards: Protect Your Smile from Injury or Trauma
Sports mouthguards are essential for individuals engaged in contact sports. They are made of a thick material that provides cushioning to absorb the force of any sudden impact. Sports mouthguards help reduce the risk of broken teeth, injuries to the face and jaw, and lacerations to the lips, gums, and tongue. They also prevent the accidental biting of the tongue or cheeks.
Custom Night Guards: Safeguard Your Smile During Sleep
Bruxism, a condition characterized by habitual teeth grinding and clenching, can cause a host of dental problems. It can result in headaches, tooth wear, and increased tooth sensitivity and pain. It can also result in jaw, neck, and face pain or soreness, as well as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Night guards are special custom mouthguards patients with bruxism wear during sleep. These oral appliances absorb the grinding and clenching forces, preventing damage and wear to your teeth. Custom night guards are made of a material that is not very thick, but strong enough to protect your teeth. You will sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed, without those miserable morning headaches or jaw pain.
Replacing Your Mouthguards
If your night guards or sports mouthguards show any signs of wear or damage, or if they don't fit right anymore, you'll likely need to have them replaced. Growing children and teens usually need to have their mouthguards replaced more often because of their rapid growth. If you're not quite sure if your mouthguard needs replacement, one of our team members at Madison Street Dental Clinic will evaluate your oral appliance to ensure your smile continues to enjoy the best protection.
Custom Mouthguards Near Me
Contact Madison Street Dental Clinic in Everett, WA, to learn more about our custom mouthguards and the protection they provide. We are all about maintaining long-term healthy, functional smiles.
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