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Custom Mouthguard Atlanta, GA

If you play high-intensity sports, our dentist may recommend a sports mouth guard to help protect your teeth from contact damage. Dr. Maria Benefield creates custom-fitted oral appliances to match the shape of your teeth and sit comfortably in your mouth when you play your chosen sport.

Custom mouthguards are one of the general dentistry services we provide to the public.  To learn more about sports mouthguards in Atlanta or Sandy Springs, Georgia, or to schedule a visit to Sandy Springs Dentistry, call 404-252-1216! 

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Types of Mouthguards

A mouthguard can have a range of purposes when created for you by Dr. Benefield. From protecting the teeth and gums during contact sports to improved bite position to treat a TMJ related problem, a mouthguard can support your long term oral health.

Occlusal Guards

An occlusal guard is a mouthguard created for you do improve the position of the jaw. Also referred to as a nightguard, this custom oral appliance can prevent teeth grinding and support a more relaxed jaw position. When worn regularly, an occlusal guard can minimize the discomfort often associated with a TMJ disorder and prevent tooth damage that can be caused by teeth grinding.

Custom Athletic Mouthguards

Our dentist and team are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and free from discomfort. To help us do this, we provide several types of mouthguards at our office. For our athletic patients, we often recommend a type of mouth guard called an athletic mouth guard or sports guard. Sports guards fit over your teeth while you play sports and participate in other athletic activities to protect your smile from injury.

Sports guards are especially important for our patients who play high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, and rugby; however, all types of athletes can benefit from an athletic mouthguard. Whether you play soccer, basketball, or baseball, a sports guard can be a great way to protect your smile and keep it safe.

While a number of types of athletic mouthguards are available, a custom-made mouthguard is the most effective in protecting your smile. This type of mouth guard is designed to comfortably fit your smile and prevent dental injury, such as knocked out and chipped teeth. A sports guard can also help prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, and gums.

How Do Mouthguards Protect Teeth?

Mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth, gums, lips, and jaws during activities that pose a risk of dental injury. They create a protective barrier that absorbs and disperses the force of impact. As a result, it helps to minimize the risk of damage and trauma to the mouth. 

Especially during sports activities, mouthguards serve as a cushion against blows to the face or head. They absorb the shock of the impact. Furthermore, it can prevent teeth from breaking, chipping, or getting knocked out. This is particularly crucial in contact sports, such as football, basketball, hockey, soccer, and martial arts. Collisions and falls are common in these sports. 

Additionally, mouthguards can protect against injuries during other activities, such as biking or skateboarding. It can even help in activities around the house or workplace that could lead to accidental falls or impacts. A custom mouthguard cushions the teeth. As a result, it reduces the impact and damage to your teeth and jaw. 

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about mouthguards and their benefits. We look forward to caring for your smile!