Mouth guards are protective coverings made of a type of plastic that fit over your teeth to protect them from damage. While you can buy mouth guards at the store, custom-fitted mouth guards created by your Katy, TX dentist offer more protection and a better fit.
There are a few reasons you might want to consider mouth guards for yourself or your child. The most common reason is athletics—teeth can be easily knocked out during sporting activities, so a mouth guard is recommended to protect teeth from these forces. However, your Katy dentist might also recommend a mouth guard if you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) as a result of teeth grinding.
To create a custom mouth guard for you or your child, your Katy dentist will need to take an impression of your teeth. He or she will then form the mouth guard over this mold for a one-of-a-kind fit. While these mouth guards are more expensive than the kind you might find at the store, they are approved by your dentist to protect the teeth and will be much more comfortable in the mouth.
If you would like to have custom mouth guards made for yourself or your child, contact our Katy, TX office to set up an appointment today!
If you’re interested in Mouth Guards, make an appointment with our office today!