Unlike over-the-counter solutions, customized mouthguards are much more effective at protecting your entire mouth. Custom mouthguards fit perfectly in your mouth, protecting your teeth, tongue, gums, and cheeks from damage caused by grinding or sports injuries. A well-designed dental mouthguard will stay in place no matter what, and will even protect your jaw joints from injuries by covering and cushioning them.
At Damonte Ranch Dental Care, we offer custom-made mouthguards for both children and adults. Whether you need protection while playing sports or a nightguard to avoid clenching and grinding while sleeping, we are here for you.
Prevent Potential Issues, Such As:
Did You Know?
Bruxism is more common than most people think. According to studies, up to 40% of children and 10% of adults are affected by it.
What A Custom-Made Mouthguard Can Do For You
If you need a mouthguard to protect your teeth, talk to your dentist. At Damonte Ranch Dental Care, Dr. Waring will first assess your situation to offer you the best solution. Then, he’ll take an impression of your mouth and use it to create a mouthguard specially made for you. Once it’s ready, you can come back to make sure it fits just right.
A high-quality mouthguard will help you avoid teeth grinding or clenching while sleeping, prevent and/or alleviate symptoms of TMJ – which produces pain in the jaw and the surrounding muscles, and protect your teeth from trauma.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a mouthguard if I have braces?
Yes. In fact, all athletes with braces should wear a dental mouth guard to avoid injuries when playing sports.
When should I wear my mouthguard?
Any time you need to. Modern mouthguards allow you to speak clearly while wearing them. If you have bruxism, Dr. Waring will recommend you to wear your mouthguard every night during jaw-clenching hours.
How long will a mouthguard last?
With proper care, your mouthguard could last for up to several years. However, you should have your dentist check it every year to make sure it still works properly.
Can mouthguards treat TMJ?
Yes. Mouthguards prevent people from grinding their teeth, which is the main cause of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). This condition often produces pain and impaired jaw movement.
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When it comes to mouthguards, that means taking a customized approach. Dr. Waring aims to prevent issues before they occur, using the most traditional treatment as a first step.
Whatever type of mouthguard you need, Dr. Waring and our staff will make sure you feel completely comfortable and confident in your care plan. Your dental health (and beautiful smile) is in safe hands with Dr. Waring.
Preparing for Your Appointment
Dr. Waring and our entire team will guide you every step of the way. We’ll answer all your questions so you feel comfortable and understand exactly what to expect at every stage. At our office, that means:
- No rushing — Take all the time you need to talk with Dr. Waring and ask him all your questions. We’ll wait until you are ready to start working on your mouthguard.
- You are in charge — If you feel uncomfortable at any point, just let us know, so we can resolve any problems or questions right away. We treat all our patients with care and attention.
At Damonte Ranch Dental Care, patients often describe our office as…
Positive & Friendly
Judgment-Free, No-Pressure Atmosphere
Serene Ambiance & Patient-Focused Amenities (Hot Towels, Tea, Cookies)
Dental Treatment with a Gentle Touch