Mouthguards in Tampa
Mouthguards are protective devices or coverings worn over your teeth to protect against impact and injury. While daily cleaning of your teeth is essential, additional measures may be required to safeguard your oral health. Mouthguardsare recommended for various reasons, including:
- To protect the teeth of athletes who participate in contact and non-contact sports
- To protect the teeth of people who suffer from bruxism or grinding
- For the management of temporomandibular joint disorders
- For the management of sleep apnea
New Tampa Smiles offers mouthguards for children and adults alike. Visit us today if you’d like to get a mouthguard to use during your next game, or if you’re experiencing TMJ-related pain and discomfort in your jaws. We have a solution for you.
Types of Mouthguards
Stock mouthguards are mouthguards that you can pick up at your local drug store or sporting goods shop. Stock mouthguards come in different sizes to accommodate small, medium, and large bites.
Boil-and-bite mouthguards come in one size, and you have to boil them to soften them, and then bite down to “customize” them for your bite.
Custom-made mouthguards are the best option if you’re looking for a mouthguard that’s made with all your needs in mind. Our dentist in Tampa makes custom mouthguards for anyone who wants protection during sports or management of temporomandibular joint disorders and sleep apnea.
Since it’s made especially for you, a custom mouthguard is comfortable and fits snugly over your teeth. What’s more, our dentist will give you a mouthguard after a thorough dental exam to ascertain the good health of your teeth, jawbone, and gums. As such, you receive much-need professional dental care when you choose to get a mouthguard from our dentist.
Caring For Your Mouthguard?
Whether you need a mouthguard for your sporting activities, or to manage a specific oral health issue, you must take proper care of your device for best results.
Here’s what you should do to ensure the optimal performance of your mouthguard:
- Rinse your mouthguard before and after use. Use cold water for this.
- Store your mouthguard in a well-ventilated or perforated container to protect it while also allowing air circulation.
- Bring the mouthguard to your dental appointments so our dentist can check to see whether it’s still fitting and functioning as required.
Are you tired of using ill-fitting stock mouthguards that do nothing for your comfort and protection? Come to New Tampa Smiles today to get a custom mouthguard that is comfortable, effective, and durable. Our dentist has designed thousands of mouthguards for sporting enthusiasts and competitive athletes in the Tampa area and is looking forward to doing the same for you.