Anyone who participates in sports usually wears a mouthguard to protect his or her teeth. But mouthguards are not just for athletes. Dr. Jose Gil can customize an oral appliance, or nightguard, to help you if you clench and grind your teeth. Hamilton Dental Designs provides mouthguards to patients in Allentown, PA, and the surrounding areas. Whether you need to protect your teeth during sports or from involuntary grinding, Dr. Gil can help. He always examines his patient’s smiles thoroughly and creates precise impressions for custom-tailored treatment.
How Do Sports Mouthguards Work?
Sports mouthguards are made of a thick plastic that covers and protects the teeth and gums from injury. Wearing a mouthguard during sports can protect orthodontics, including braces, as well as natural teeth. Compared to store-bought mouthguards, professionally-made custom sports mouthguards allow patients to easily speak, drink and play without distractions. Ill-fitting mouthguards can fall out during a game. Players who clench their teeth to keep their mouthguard in place can put pressure on their jaw and their teeth. Professional sports mouthguards fit precisely and help players concentrate on their game. Dr. Gil and his professional team take dental impressions for the creation of customized mouthguards.
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Typically made of hard acrylic, nightguards are also customized to fit each individual patient. However, they differ from sports mouthguards in that they are made of different materials and are meant to prevent bruxism, or teeth grinding. Dr. Gil also uses impressions of patients’ teeth to create personalized nightguards. Worn at night, these mouthguard-like appliances prevent patients from wearing down their tooth enamel or chipping and cracking their teeth. Nightguards also take pressure off of the jaw and teeth while protecting the patient’s smiles. Additionally, wearing a nightguard places the jaw in a more comfortable and natural position.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Do you grind your teeth at night? Are you an athlete who needs a new sports mouthguard for the upcoming season? Call Hamilton Dental Designs for treatment with either sports mouthguards or nightguards at 610-421-4540. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Gil online.