Mouthguards in Waukee, IA
If you are involved in any kind of contact sport or activity, it is recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and soft tissues. At Lush Family Dental in Waukee, our mouthguards are tailor-made to fit seamlessly around your teeth to provide maximum protection.
A mouthguard is an important device that should be considered an essential piece of sports gear for anyone who plays a contact sport.
A mouthguard is a small device that is placed over the teeth to protect them from injuries that might result from physical impact. Athletes who take part in rigorous sports involving physical contact should wear mouthguards to prevent damage from blunt force to the mouth and jaw area.
Mouthguards help to absorb the majority of the shock from the impact of a blow, thus, keeping the user safe. Injuries like chipped teeth, tooth fractures, loss of teeth, cracked jaws, oral/soft tissue lacerations, concussions, and general structural damage can be prevented with mouthguards.
What Types of Mouthguards are Available?
There are three major types of mouthguards available today:
- Stock mouthguards: These are inexpensive mouthguards that can be bought and worn as-is. They do not require any preparation before they are used and can be bought at a sports store or pharmacy. They provide the least level of protection.
- Boil and bite mouthguards: These can also be bought at a sports store. They provide a more seamless fit around your teeth and gums than the stock mouth. They are made of thermoplastic which is softened in hot water and fit around your mouth by applying slight pressure.
- Custom-made mouthguards: These are the best types of mouthguards because they are made from the impression of the patient by the dentist. These are the types of mouthguards we offer at Lush Family Dental in Waukee. They provide the most protection and comfort of all three types.
Do You Offer Mouthguards for Children?
Yes, we offer mouthguards for adults and kids as well. And because our mouthguards are custom-made, your kids will feel comfortable wearing them.
Do You Offer Nightguards?
Yes, we offer nightguards for adults and kids suffering from bruxism. Nightguards are special types of mouthguards that are worn at night to prevent the teeth from damage caused by teeth grinding.
Are you an athlete in a contact sport or a bruxism sufferer? Then schedule an appointment with us at Lush Family Dental and let us design a mouthguard that will provide you with maximum comfort and protection. We are a patient-oriented team and want you to enjoy your activities without fear of injury. Please call us at (515) 207-3126 today to schedule an appointment.