If you or your child play contact sports, you need to wear a sports mouthguard. Dr. Glen Wainwright creates custom sports mouthguards in Austin, Texas. The dental professionals at Austin Dental Care help patients protect their teeth from injury and prevent the need for restorative dental work in the future. Mouthguards are a general dental treatment that protects teeth from chipping or getting knocked out during sports. Learn about all of the benefits of a custom mouthguard below:
Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards
Receiving a mouthguard that fits comfortably provides multiple benefits. Mouthguards:
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Minimize the risk of bruising and injury to the soft tissues in the mouth
- Reduce the chance of contact sports-related concussions
- Help minimize the risk of chipped and damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
- Allow the wearer to speak clearly
Call Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392 if you play contact sports and require a mouthguard.
Treatment with Mouthguards
Dr. Wainwright will take a dental impression of teeth so that the final product can be crafted. He will make sure the mouthguard is comfortable and easy to use. You should regularly clean your mouthguard with cool water and mouthwash or soap to make sure bacteria do not multiply. Cool water works well as hot water can warp the plastic. The mouthguard should be stored in a ventilated container so it can dry between uses.
Although they can last three to five years, mouth guards should be replaced each year to make sure they fit properly each sports season. A general breakdown from repeated use may alter the fit of the mouth guard. Your mouthguard should fit securely to your teeth without the need to bite or clench the mouth guard. If your mouth guard does not fit properly, it can fall out, so it is important to make sure that it fits correctly.
Contact Austin Dental Care
Dr. Wainwright is a dentist in Austin, Texas that is committed to finding effective dental solutions. Call our office at 512-518-6392. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Wainwright online.