Customized Mouthguards in Alpharetta, GA
Are your teeth in need of extra protection?
Customized mouthguards are one of the best, multifunctional dental tools we have at our disposal. Formed using dental impressions of your own teeth, customized mouthguards best serve patients who play impact sports, suffer from sleep apnea, or unconsciously grind their teeth.
As your trusted general dentist in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Hedlund is happy to provide you with a customized mouthguard. Our mouthguards are better than over-the-counter mouthguards because they are designed specifically for you.
We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to mouthguards. Instead, we ensure your mouthguard fits comfortably in your mouth, and around any orthodontics or other oral appliances that you utilize as well. You don’t have to worry about annoying slippage distracting you from being on your A-game. Schedule an appointment online today so that we can get started creating your customized mouthguard in Alpharetta and Roswell, GA.
We look forward to providing you with your new customized mouthguard. Mouthguards are cost-effective and allow you to prevent tooth damage and tooth loss while playing contact sports.
What sports require a mouthguard?
Several sports require a mouthguard as a part of the participant’s mandatory uniform. Sports like football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, and wrestling typically require a mouthguard. If you engage in any activity that might result in an injury to the mouth, you should consider a customized mouthguard.
How will a mouthguard help my sleep apnea?
If you suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy can be very beneficial. Through the use of a customized night guard, or a mouthguard you wear at night, your jaw will be held in a healthy resting position that prevents the soft tissues of your mouth and throat from collapsing on each other. Customized night guards help you maintain an open airway while you sleep, preventing snoring.
Can a mouthguard help me stop grinding my teeth?
If you grind your teeth, we often recommend the use of a night guard. This is because a night guard will act as a shield for your teeth while you sleep. Even if you attempt to grind your teeth while using the night guard, you will not cause tooth damage because of this extra layer of protection.
Can I use my mouthguard to help with teeth grinding?
A mouthguard is not meant to prevent damage to your teeth due to night time grinding. In this case, you would need to wear a night guard. The two mouth pieces are different and cannot be used interchangeably.
How long does it take to be fitted for a mouthguard?
The process to get your custom mouthguard is fairly simple and fast. You will come into our office where we will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent to a lab where they will fabricate your custom piece. Once it is done, they will send it back to us and we will make sure it fits properly. In most cases, the whole process takes about two to three weeks.