Mouthguards from our Office Are Your Smile’s First Line Of Defense Against Dental Injuries

As dentists, we are determined to ensure your teeth and gums remain protected. Orcutt Family Dentistry in Fair Oaks, California, offers sports guards and nightguards to protect your mouth when sleeping or playing your favorite sport. If you want a mouthguard in Fair Oaks, California, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Orcutt for customized solutions that offer high-level protection.

Types of mouthguards

You’ll likely encounter the following types of mouthguards when shopping for one.

  • Stock mouthguards: These generic mouthguards come pre-made and ready to wear. These mouthguards don’t consider the specifics of your dentition, so they rarely fit well and tend to be bulky. Although these dental guards come cheap, we don’t recommend them.
  • Boil and bite mouthguards: These mouthguards are available in most sports stores and often involve putting the dental guard in hot water to soften it and then placing it in the mouth to form the shape of the teeth. While they may offer better protection than generic alternatives, they may not provide the highest level of necessary protection.
  • Custom-designed mouthguards: These mouthguards are fabricated based on your bite impressions. These mouthguards fit snugly over your teeth and offer the best fit and protection. They’re also comfortable, allowing you to breathe and talk without limitations.

Poor-fitting mouthguards can cause more harm than good. Your smile is precious, so don’t take chances with cheap, ill-fitting mouthguards. For mouthguards that offer all-rounded protection and comfort, consider personalized dental guards from our dental office.

Dental mouth guards

Mouthguard types we offer in our office

You might require a mouthguard for various reasons, one common need being protection during sports activities. Sports-related injuries frequently result in dental damage and tooth loss. To address this concern, we provide protective mouthguards designed to safeguard your teeth and gums during sports activities. Our customized sports guards provide the highest level of protection, whether on the rink, field, or court.

Many people also struggle with teeth grinding (bruxism), often resulting in numerous TMJ-related symptoms, such as jaw soreness, headaches, facial pain, etc. Our customized mouthguard allows the jaw muscles and joints to relax, reducing the unpleasant symptoms of bruxism and TMJ pain.

Protect your smile today!

Could your smile use a mouthguard? Call (916) 963-9986 to schedule an appointment with Orcutt Family Dentistry. We offer several mouthguard options to safeguard your smile. Stop by today to discover the perfect fit for you.