At Linton Dental, our priority is helping you maintain the health of your smile beyond the dental chair. When you go out on the field to play a game, it’s important that you know your teeth are protected.
Unanticipated dental damage or tooth loss can have costly restorative consequences down the road. It’s best to think ahead and keep a mouthguard on hand for when your teeth need a little extra protection.
Mouthguards are designed to cover and protect your teeth. They are made of plastic material which is easy to clean and fits snuggly over your teeth. We design our mouthguards to be custom to your smile, meaning you will get the most comfortable and secure fit possible with the final product.
Custom Mouthguards in Peachtree, GA
Dr. Brian Linton and Dr. Ed Davis are your trusted general dentists in Peachtree, GA. They can provide custom mouthguards for patients in need of additional teeth protection.
Whether you play impact sports regularly or you suspect you may grind your teeth at night, a custom mouthguard is a cost-effective solution at avoiding future dental damage. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding custom mouthguards:
What sports require a mouthguard?
Many impact sports require a mouthguard, and even if they don’t–it’s a good idea to have one on hand just in case. Sports like football, baseball, wrestling, cheerleading, and gymnastics typically require a mouthguard to be utilized by each participant.
Should I buy an over-the-counter mouthguard?
While an over-the-counter mouthguard is acceptable, we recommend a custom mouthguard created specifically for your teeth. Unfortunately, over-the-counter options are a one-size-fits-all approach to teeth protection. This is an issue because everyone’s teeth are different shapes and sizes.
You may find that you spend more time adjusting your over-the-counter mouthguard and struggling to keep it in your mouth. Custom mouthguards designed by Linton Dental are created using your own dental impressions for a more snug and comfortable fit.
How will a mouthguard help me with my teeth grinding?
Wearing a mouthguard at night will help hold your jaw in a comfortable resting position while also protecting your teeth. Even if you do manage to grind your teeth together while using the mouthguard, the plastic material will protect your teeth from damage.