A mouth guard is essential in protecting your teeth from sports-related injury. We also provide nighttime mouth guards for teeth grinding.
Mouth guards are appliances worn over your teeth and used to protect against oral injuries during sports and other activities. At SofTouch Dental, we provide high-quality, custom-made mouth guards to athletes of all ages. For mouth guards in Lake Mary, we have you covered.
If you or your child participate in a contact sport or activity, our dentist recommends a mouth guard to prevent face or tooth injuries. Those who engage in any recreational or outdoor activities that can lead to a fall or impact to the mouth can also benefit from a mouth guard. Mouth guards prevent common impact-related injuries such as broken teeth, fractured tooth roots and cuts on the lips or inside of the mouth.
An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, durable and properly fitted to avoid slipping. Our custom-made mouth guards provide the excellent comfort and protection you need to perform at your best. Creating your mouth guard will take two visits. On your first visit, we will make impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab. The lab will create your mouth guard to meet your individual needs. On your second visit, we will check your mouth guard for comfort and fit, and then you are ready to return to your favorite sport!
Mouth guards are generally worn to cover your upper teeth only. In some cases, such as if you wear braces or have a fixed dental bridge on your lower jaw, our dentist may recommend a mouth guard to protect these appliances.
We also offer nighttime mouth guards to treat sleep disorders such as excessive snoring, sleep apnea or nocturnal bruxism (teeth grinding). Bruxism is a common condition that can lead to worn teeth, jaw damage, cracked or broken teeth and headaches. If you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, a nighttime mouth guard can prevent further tooth damage.
Stock mouth guards are available at sporting good stores. These pre-formed mouth guards are less expensive, but they are often bulky, poorly fitted and offer little protection. Our dentist recommends a custom-fitted mouth guard to ensure it does not slip or restrict your breathing.How do I take care of my mouth guard?
Before and after each use, rinse your mouth guard with cold water or with a mouth rinse. You can also clean it with mild soap and a toothbrush. Always store your mouth guard in a firm container to avoid loss or damage when not in use.
Are you looking for custom-fitted mouth guards in Lake Mary? Give our office a call at (407) 602-3502 today. We offer family scheduling and Saturday appointments to accommodate you and your child.