Sport guards

Sports guards are dental equipment that covers your teeth to protect gums, tongue, cheeks, and teeth from trauma caused by teeth grinding or sports. Guards are exclusive Sports guards created by your dentist from a thermoplastic material based on a mold taken from your teeth and mouth. At McClane Dentistry, we use high-quality material and the latest technology to make the perfect and comfortable guards.

Sport Guards in Stuart Florida

Advantages of using Sports guards

There are several advantages of getting your guards customized in Stuart, FL:

  • They safeguard your teeth from injuries that might damage the nerve
  • Custom guards prevent cuts and bruising during impact
  • Prevents tooth fractures or dislocation by cushioning the tooth
  • Offers protection from opposite teeth
  • Protects the lower jaw, ensuring that impact does not damage or fracture your bone.
  • They fit perfectly in your mouth and are very comfortable to wear.
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Types of custom Sport guards

Dentists recommend going for Sport guards that are properly fitted to avoid discomfort. There are four types of Sport guards, namely, premade Sport guards, the boil and bite fitted, and custom-made Sport guards.

  • Stock guards- these are over-the-counter guards that come pre-formed and ready to wear. They are one size fit and are less expensive.
  • Boil and bite guards- before using this Sport guards; you need to soften it in hot water, then mold it around the mouth with your fingers and tongue.
  • Custom-fitted guards- these guards are made to fit a patient personally. Custom Sport guards offer the best comfort, protection and are available in all sizes, you can choose one that fits. Athletes can also use these guards to protect their teeth and reduce the cause of injury, broken teeth, and bruising lips and cheeks during sports.
  • Custom-fitted dental night guards for persons with sleep apnea, snoring, and grinding or clenching of the teeth, also known as bruxism. They are custom-made to fit at a professional dental lab using an impression of the person’s teeth. They protect against tooth wear and muscle strain and offer better comfort. You can also use night guards to relieve jaw pain from grinding and clenching. Custom night guards are ideal for use in contact sports to reduce the risks of concussions following injury.

Who is eligible to use Sport guards?

Both children and adults require guards. This includes those with braces, dental implants, and dental bridges. Your healthcare provider may recommend a Sport guards to you or your child due to the following reasons:

  • Grinding your teeth also known as bruxism
  • When playing contact sports like basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, or any soccer that increases chances of risk to your face
  • When taking parts in non-contact sports like skating, gymnastics, biking, and hiking.

Getting custom Sport guards in Stuart, FL

If you are wondering where to get the best guards that fits and makes you feel comfortable, come to McClane Dentistry. You can book an appointment with our dentists by calling us at (772) 287-0788.