Mouthguards in Sugar Land, TX

Taking preventative measures to keep your oral health in great shape is important to our dentists in Sugar Land, TX. This is especially true if you’re involved in sports, recreational activities, or if you suffer from teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

Going about your life without a mouthguard may do more harm than good. Your teeth can wear and tear, eventually leading to tooth loss. Mouthguards protect much more than just your teeth. They also prevent damage to your:

  • Lips
  • Jaw
  • Tongue
  • Face
  • Gums

Custom Mouthguards vs. Over-the-Counter

By visiting our team in Sugar Land, TX at Elegant Dental, we’ll be able to get you set up with custom mouthguards. Despite what the general public is told, patients with braces can also comfortably wear mouthguards.

Many people opt for over-the-counter options because they’re more readily available and can be more cost-effective. Our skilled staff knows that wearing ill-fitting mouth protection can actually make your problems worse.

Elegant Dental will meet with curious patients for a consultation where we’ll learn about why you’re interested in a mouthguard. With that information, we’ll be able to create a custom-made, comfortably fitting guard.

Our mouthguards are created from a thermoplastic material from a mold we take of your teeth and mouth. The thickness of the plastic may be adjusted depending on if you clench or grind your teeth.

Taking Care of a Mouthguard

Elegant Dental will guide you on how to care for your new mouthguard to ensure its longevity. It’s suggested to rinse the guard with cold water and allow it to air dry every time it’s used.

Occasionally take mouthwash or toothpaste to give it a more thorough clean. Be sure to keep it in a perforated, firm plastic container and away from extreme heat or cold. We also encourage patients to check for any tears or holes in the guard.

Continue to bring your mouthguard to each one of your dental appointments to allow our team to inspect it. If you’re interested in learning more about mouthguards or would like a consultation with our dental professionals, give Elegant Dental a call today.

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