Mouthguards & Nightguards in Reno
Preventative care is a significant part of maintaining good oral health. That’s why Absolute Dental offers mouthguards and oral appliances at any of our Reno locations to keep your teeth healthy, strong and protected.
Whether you want to protect your teeth while playing contact sports or you need help to stop grinding your teeth at night, our Reno dentists have you covered.
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What Is a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a durable yet flexible protective dental device that covers your teeth and gums to help prevent damage or injury. You might need a mouthguard for several reasons, including:
- Participating in high-impact sports
- Grinding teeth at night
- Needing to protect braces during recreational activities
- Having a condition that puts you at risk for trauma to the mouth
The purpose of a mouthguard is to keep you from damaging your teeth, mouth or orthodontic equipment when engaging in activities that could lead to dental trauma. We have helped patients of all ages protect their smiles and are ready to help you with a custom-fitted mouthguard today!
Ask our dentists about the best mouthguards for braces, sports and nighttime teeth grinding.
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We Accept Most Dental Insurance
Absolute Dental in Reno is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.
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Mouthguards for Sports in Reno
Dental injuries are common during contact sports and certain recreational activities. If you or your children play sports like football, hockey, basketball, soccer or baseball, you should consider a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect the teeth and mouth.
Other activities, such as snowboarding, skateboarding, boxing and martial arts, can also lead to dental injuries. A mouthguard is an easy and affordable way to prevent dental emergencies that could require expensive or invasive procedures to fix the damage.
Many sporting goods stores will have stock or “boil and bite” mouthguards, but they are a one-size-fits-all option. If you want the most protection from dental trauma, a mouthguard that is customized to your mouth is essential. Your dentist will take a quick mold of your teeth in the dentist’s office, so the mouthguard is perfectly shaped to fit in your mouth.
Benefits of Custom-Fitted Mouthguards
A poorly fitted mouthguard could actually do more harm than good in some cases. You could end up cutting your gums if it’s too loose or risk the mouthguard falling out altogether. Anybody who plays contact sports or other high-impact activities should consider a custom-fit mouthguard for these reasons:
- Prevent cuts and bruises after an impact
- Prevent cracked, broken or dislocated teeth
- Prevent soft tissue injuries in your mouth
- Upper and bottom teeth won’t come in contact during impact
- Protects the jaw from fracturing or becoming dislocated
- Reduce head injuries, such as concussion, by absorbing some of the impact
- Protect braces or other orthodontic gear from breaking
- More comfortable than generic mouthguards
Night Guards for Teeth-Grinding in Reno
Although you can purchase a generic night guard at most pharmacies, it doesn’t always work for everybody. These dental night guards can easily fall out or cause irritation because they don’t fit over your teeth and gums properly. Especially with severe cases of bruxism (teeth grinding), it’s always best to have a custom-fitted night guard to fully protect your teeth from the damaging effects of this habit.
Grinding your teeth at night can lead to several issues that may become serious if nothing is done to prevent the damage. You may suffer from cracked or broken teeth, jaw pain, facial pain and headaches due to the pressure caused by teeth-grinding. Some patients even experience locked jaw or other TMJ.
If you have difficulties with teeth grinding and its effects, contact the team at Absolute Dental to learn how we can help protect your teeth with a custom dental night guard.
Interested in a Customized Mouthguard in Reno?
If you’re ready for a custom mouthguard, the process is quick and easy! Just make an appointment at one of our Absolute Dental locations in Reno, and we’ll take care of the rest. After the mold is taken of your teeth, it will be used to create a strong, durable and comfortable mouthguard that will protect your teeth from dental injuries.
Without worrying about dental injuries, you can fully commit to your activities or play your best game. Call our experienced dental professionals in Reno to schedule your appointment today.
Reno Mouthguard FAQs
Mouthguards are made of a strong and durable material that fits around the upper teeth. It provides a flexible barrier between the upper and bottom teeth so they won’t damage each other if you experience a sudden impact to the mouth. The material that makes up the mouthguard also protects the jaw, gums and other soft tissue. The mouthguard prevents dental injuries by cushioning the blow while also allowing you to speak and breathe comfortably.
Any athlete, from little league players to professionals, will benefit from using a mouthguard. Even if the sport does not require a mouthguard, you should consider using one to protect your teeth from dental injuries.
According to the US National Library of Medicine1, basketball, football, hockey, martial arts and boxing carry the highest risk of dental injuries. Mouthguard protection can significantly reduce the risk of sports-related dental trauma.
1 Young, E., MD, Macias, C., DDS, & Stephens, L., DO. (May 2015). Common Dental Injury Management in Athletes. Retrieved 01 March 2021 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4482297/
Specialized mouthguards could help with TMJ by preventing teeth grinding and teeth clenching. However, you should always discuss TMJ options with your dentist or health professional before committing to a treatment. A mouthguard may not be the best solution for your case.