If you are interested in playing contact sports, a mouthguard is an essential oral appliance for protecting your dental health. Contact sports like football, baseball, wrestling, or gymnastics may require the use of a mouthguard to participate in the first place. It’s a good idea to invest in a custom mouthguard that is designed specifically for your smile. At Baltimore Dental Co., Dr. Leah Romay is happy to provide custom mouthguards to interested patients. Custom mouthguards are not only great for protecting your dental structures during sports games but also in treating complex dental concerns like teeth grinding habits or TMJ disorders.
Custom Mouthguards in Glyndon, MD
Compared to a storebought mouthguard, custom mouthguards provided by your general dentist can guarantee a much more comfortable fit and secure protection. Designed specifically for your smile, you can play confidently knowing that your mouthguard will not slip around or fall out while in use. Dr. Romay takes dental impressions of your teeth to ensure your mouthguard fits all angles of your smile. She is happy to answer any questions about this oral appliance that you might have. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about custom mouthguards:
How can mouthguards help with teeth grinding?
For patients who suffer from teeth grinding in their sleep, we often recommend a custom nightguard. A custom nightguard is very similar to a custom mouthguard in that it protects your teeth as you sleep. The plastic material fits snugly over your dental structures. Even if you are able to grind your teeth together in your sleep, the nightguard will protect your dental structures from unwanted dental damage.
How can mouthguards help with TMJ disorders?
TMJ disorders or chronic jaw pain can often be treated with a custom nightguard. Known as oral appliance therapy, the nightguard is designed to hold your jawbone in a healthier resting position as you sleep, allowing you to wake up with a fully rested and restored jaw.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are in need of a custom mouthguard for any reason, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Leah Romay. She is happy to consult with you on all of your dental health concerns and come up with a treatment plan to address them accordingly.