Protecting Teeth with Custom Mouthguards
We can provide custom mouthguards to treat a variety of conditions. Patients who snore or suffer from sleep apnea may benefit from snoreguards or other orthotic devices. Athletic mouthguards protect your teeth during sports activities. If you unconsciously grind your teeth, a condition known as bruxism, a custom mouthguard will alleviate nighttime grinding. Patients who suffer with TMJ dysfunction can find non-surgical relief, oftentimes, with custom mouthguards that reposition the jaws.
Caring for Your Mouthguard
To create a mouthguard, we use a dental impression of your teeth and the appropriate material for the mouthguard you’ll need. It’s important to take good care of your mouthguard. Before and after each use, check for damage and rinse the appliance with cold water or mouthwash. You should regularly clean your mouthguard with a toothbrush and toothpaste or in a solution of soapy water.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you need a custom mouthguard, call our Houston dental office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. O’Keefe. We serve patients from across the West Houston/Memorial-Katy area with innovative solutions that improve quality of life and oral health. Learn more about bruxism or sleep apnea in our patient library.