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Protect your smile from injuries with a mouth guard that’s specially made just for you. Mouthguards protect your teeth from various types of damage, typically caused by grinding or sports-related injuries to the mouth. Belterra Dental offers custom mouthguards in Austin and Dripping Springs, Texas. Our board-certified dentists utilize the latest in dental prosthetic technology to create custom-made mouthguards that are durable, comfortable, and virtually undetectable to others. Schedule an appointment today to see how mouthguards can help protect you and your family’s teeth.

What is a Mouthguard?

A mouthguard, also referred to as a mouth protector, is a dental device that covers the teeth to protect them from injury. It also provides protection for the lips, tongue, gums, and jaw. A mouthguard is typically only recommended for the top teeth, as they’re the most prone to injuries and accidents. Mouthguards can help prevent dental emergencies and expensive restoration for damaged teeth. They’re suitable for both children and adults who need to protect their teeth from a variety of risks, such as clenching or grinding your teeth at night.

At Belterra Dental, we are all about prevention. This is why we offer a variety of preventive dental services to help you take the best care of your smile. In addition to offering routine dental cleanings and exams, we can also help prevent injuries to your teeth with high-quality mouthguards. You’ll find an abundance of cheap mouthguards online or at the store, but those won’t compare to the superior quality of a custom-made mouthguard by a licensed dentist. Our mouthguards are tailored to your unique mouth to provide better protection, greater comfort, and more durability.

Benefits of Mouthguards

Custom-made mouthguards offer a variety of benefits for patients with missing teeth. Some of the most notable benefits of mouth protectors include:

  • Guard teeth against damage, such as broken or displaced teeth
  • Prevent soft tissue injuries in and around the mouth
  • Prevent concussions or broken jaw
  • Reduce jaw pain and muscle tension
  • Alleviate headaches
  • Prevent snoring
  • Healthier sleep patterns and quality of sleep
  • Save money by avoiding serious damage and restoration

Our board-certified dentists in Austin will discuss the importance of wearing a mouthguard at your appointment. We’ll assess your current oral health and listen to all of your concerns to help you make an informed decision on what dental option will work best for your unique needs.

Who Are Mouthguards For?

Mouthguards are a valuable asset when it comes to protecting your smile. They can help keep your teeth safe from a variety of potential risks. Our dentists may recommend mouthguards in Austin for:

  • Sports or recreational activities (see a full list below)
  • Any work or activity that has a risk of falling, i.e. roofing
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth, especially during the night
  • Treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Treating mild to moderate sleep apnea or snoring
  • Protecting braces and preventing injuries from braces
  • Protecting dental implants, bridges or other type of restoration

Are mouthguards right for you? Mouthguards are ideal whenever there is any potential risk of injury to your mouth or face. Make an appointment today at our dental office in Austin to find out if they’re right for you!

Types of Mouthguards We Offer

We offer the following custom mouthguards for patients near Austin and Dripping Springs:

Athletic Mouthguard

An athletic mouthguard, or sports guard, is a dental device worn to protect teeth and the soft tissues around the mouth during sports activities. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends mouth protectors for anyone participating in athletic and recreational activities, especially those with a significant amount of risk of trauma to the mouth or head. While collision and contact sports have the highest risk of dental injury, limited-contact and non-contact sports are also at risk.

Here’s a complete list of contact sports the ADA recommends wearing an athletic mouthguard for:

  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Combat sports
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

The ADA also recommends wearing a mouthguard for these sports and activities:

  • Baseball & softball
  • Bicycling
  • Gymnastics
  • Horseback riding
  • Racquetball
  • Shot-putting
  • Skateboarding
  • Skating
  • Skiing & snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

If you or your children participate in any of the activities mentioned above, we highly recommend investing in a mouthguard for the safety and future of your teeth. Get in touch today for custom sports guards in Austin, TX.

Night Guard for Bruxism

One of the main causes that we see for worn teeth is due to bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that involves chronic clenching and grinding of the teeth. The cheek muscle, or masseter muscle, is considered to be one of the strongest muscles in our body. This muscle alone can exert 200 lbs of force on our molars. While teeth are incredibly strong, they can’t sustain this excessive force over time. Unfortunately bruxism typically occurs while you’re sleeping at night, so most people are completely unaware that they are even grinding their teeth. Hence the importance of night guards!

A night guard, also known as an occlusal guard, is a removable dental appliance that is fitted for your upper or lower teeth. While both an occlusal guard and a sports mouthguard provide protection to your teeth, an occlusal guard is specifically designed to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching your teeth. This prevents you from wearing away the surfaces of your teeth and avoids the common symptoms associated with bruxism that are mentioned below.

Causes of Teeth Grinding

There are several reasons people may grind their teeth throughout the night or even during the day. Some of the primary causes of bruxism, or teeth grinding, include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Misaligned teeth or bite
  • Sleep problems, like snoring or sleep apnea
  • Taking certain medications

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Regardless of why you grind your teeth, it’s important to take preventative measures before it can cause any issues to your oral health. If left untreated, chronic teeth grinding can lead to:

  • Worn or cracked enamel
  • Worn or broken teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Damage to dental restorations
  • Tension headaches
  • Facial or jaw pain
  • TMJ disorders

Our Austin dentists may recommend an occlusal guard for you to wear at night to prevent you from grinding. If you find yourself grinding during the day or at times of stress and anxiety, it is important to make yourself aware, and chew on sugar-free xylitol gum. Mindfulness, yoga, and meditation are some other ways you may be able to reduce stress and anxiety, which may indirectly reduce the amount of grinding you are experiencing.

Protect Your Teeth With Custom Mouthguards

Belterra Dental provides custom sports guards and night guards in Austin, Texas. While our dental office is located in Austin, we offer mouthguards for patients in Belterra, Dripping Springs, Bear Creek, Bee Cave, Driftwood, Cedar Valley, Oak Hill, Sunset Valley, and the surrounding Texas areas. To learn more about custom mouthguards or to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists, please contact us today or give our office a call at (512) 646-4022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Regular exams help spot trouble early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later.

Medical and dental experts study the use of X-rays and set limits for their safety. Your dentist should take as few as possible. Sometimes dentists may recommend X-rays to diagnose a special problem. Advancements in technology means today’s digital X-rays release much less radiation and are safer than in the past.

Stores sell many whitening products, and you can get take-home gels and trays from your dentist, but neither is as strong as procedures done in a dental office

If you want to try an over-the-counter whitener, look for one with an ADA seal. Check with your dentist for advice before you buy, especially if you have dental work or dark stains. And don’t keep using them, or you could damage your teeth.

Caps and crowns cover problem teeth by surrounding them in a material that looks like a real tooth. They use the root and inside of the tooth as a base to build on, then attach with special cement.

Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.

Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

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