Do you or your child play contact sports like lacrosse, hockey, or football? You need a custom mouthguard. We provide custom-made sports mouthguards in Washington, DC, to help protect the smile and prevent dental problems like injuries or damage to orthodontic appliances. Custom-made mouthguards are essential to prevent broken teeth, missing teeth, bruised gums, and broken braces.
Custom Mouthguard in Washington, DC
Professional, custom mouthguards worn during contact sports offer many benefits. Wearing a professionally-made mouthguard can:
- Prevent tooth damage and loss
- Stop damage to soft tissues in the mouth
- Prevent damage to braces
- Allow patients to drink and speak clearly
Custom sports mouthguards are made from thick, durable plastic to protect teeth from damage when playing contact sports. Sports mouthguards prevent tooth damage and loss as well as soft tissue damage from collisions, falls, and accidents. Compared to over-the-counter mouthguards, custom professional sports mouthguards will not slip, reducing the need for patients to clench their teeth or jaw to keep the appliance in place.
We will take dental impressions of teeth to ensure the mouthguard fits appropriately and will not fall out during games. Our office also provides cases so patients can keep track of their mouthguards when they are not in use.
Are nightguards and mouthguards the same?
Sometimes, patients may confuse nightguards and mouthguards. While mouthguards protect the teeth from dental injuries, nightguards cover the teeth to prevent tooth wear and jaw pain. We recommend custom-made nightguards for patients who experience temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Wearing a nightguard can prevent problems like teeth clenching and grinding, morning headaches, jaw pain, and tooth wear.
Nightguards are also made of different materials than sports mouthguards. While nightguards are made of hard acrylic and cover the upper or lower teeth, mouthguards are made of rubber-like plastic material and cover the front of the upper teeth. Our dental office can provide nightguards and mouthguards for patients with different dental needs.
Protect Your Smile
Do you need a new sports mouthguard for the upcoming season? Contact Dupont Dental for treatment at (202) 946-4720. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Banks on our website.