At Rebol Family Dentistry, we strive to help our patients address any and all dental concerns under one roof. This means we can also help patients with unique tooth protection needs. Tooth protection is a proactive step that can prevent the need for costly restorative care due to dental damage later on.
The best way to protect your teeth while participating in close-contact sports is with a custom mouthguard. Custom mouthguards are specifically for your smile and will comfortably and securely protect your teeth when needed. Learn more about custom mouthguards below.
Custom Mouthguards in Asheville, NC
Dr. Rebol and Dr. Sparks are experienced general dentists in Asheville, NC. They are happy to provide custom mouthguards to interested patients. Custom mouthguards are an affordable, proactive solution to maintaining the longevity of your smile.
Patients who participate in sports like soccer, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, or other high-contact activities can greatly benefit from a mouthguard. Many of these sports require a mouthguard to even begin participating.
When you engage in high-contact sports, you are increasing your risk of enduring dental damage. One wrong move, and you may have an unintended dental emergency on your hands. Custom mouthguards protect your teeth and soft tissues while in use.
You can also easily remove and clean them at any time. More effective than over-the-counter options, custom mouthguards are designed specifically for you to prevent unwanted slippage or discomfort. If you need a custom mouthguard or would simply like to have one on hand just in case, contact our office for more information.
Why Choose A Custom Mouthguard?
Many drugstores sell boil and bite mouthguards for sports use. But what’s the difference between these mouthguards and custom, professional options? Drugstore mouthguards are one size fits all. You boil the plastic to heat it up and then bite so it molds to your teeth. However, it doesn’t give you a precise fit. You’ll have to clench your teeth to ensure the mouthguard doesn’t fall out.
Having to clench your teeth all the time can impact your performance in your sport. It’s hard to talk or get a quick water break when your mouthguard risks falling out. Frequent teeth clenching can contribute to oral health problems like TMJ disorders. The jaw joint becomes inflamed and may lead to jaw pain, chronic headaches, and problems chewing or opening your mouth.
With a custom mouthguard, you don’t have to worry about it staying in. We fit it specifically to your mouth. We fit them so that they stay snugly in your mouth and are protecting your teeth, but you’re still able to communicate with your teammates. They’re made of a soft material designed to absorb shock and keep your teeth safe.
Oral Appliance Therapy Options for TMJ Disorders
Patients who experience jaw pain from TMJ disorders may benefit from using a custom nightguard or a mouthguard worn at night. This oral appliance therapy can help hold your jawbone in a healthy resting position as you sleep.
This means you will wake up with a fully-rested jawbone and relaxed facial muscles for less jaw pain and tension headaches throughout the day. Talk to your dentist if you experience any TMJ-related symptoms to determine if you are a candidate for oral appliance therapy.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Do you need a custom oral appliance for sports or TMJ disorders? Schedule an appointment online or call our office today to get started.