If you or your child play contact sports, you want the best mouthguard to protect the teeth and gums. Contact sports such as football, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse require sports mouthguards. Our professional sports mouthguards that we offer in our Suffolk, VA office conform to the teeth, unlike over-the-counter mouthguards. Dr. Steve Gwaltney, Dr. J.Ryland Gwaltney, and Dr. Whitney Gwaltney are general dentists passionate about helping patients regardless of age.
Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards
Our custom sports mouthguards come with many benefits. Mouthguards:
- Protect the jaw from trauma
- Minimize the risk of damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
- Allow sports players to speak clearly
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Minimize the risk of bruising to the soft tissues
If you or your child need a sports mouthguard, call our office for treatment today. We will create a comfortable sports mouthguard so you or your child can play sports without having to worry about losing a mouthguard. Patients who use non-professional mouthguards often need to clench their teeth to keep them from falling out.
Treatment with Sports Mouthguards
To create custom mouthguards, we take digital impressions of the teeth. Using these impressions, we work with a local dental lab to fabricate the mouthguard. Then we will check the size and fit of the mouthguard when it is complete. Properly fitting mouthguards help reduce patients’ risk of injury to teeth and jaw. Mouthguards act as a preventative measure that not only saves money but can even reduce the chance of tooth loss. Over-the-counter mouthguards do not offer a custom-fit. Because of this, they can interfere with breathing and speaking. They also may not be as comfortable as professional mouthguards.
Request a Dental Appointment
If you are in the Suffolk or Carrollton, VA area, you can receive a custom, comfortable sports mouthguard today. Call Gwaltney Dental for treatment at 757.982.8467 or schedule an appointment with our dental team on our website. Please let us know if you have any remaining questions about sports mouthguards or the other dental mouthguards we provide. We are always happy to assist our patients and educate them on our different methods of treatment.