Mouthguards & Nightguards

Protect your teeth from trauma with a Mouthguard.

How Does a Mouthguard Work?

Generally, mouthguards cover your upper teeth only, but in some instances (such as if you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw), your dentist will make a mouthguard for the lower teeth as well. Your dentist can suggest the best mouthguard for you. An effective mouthguard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech.

Protect Your Teeth While You Sleep

If you grind your teeth at night, a special night mouthguard-type of dental appliance — called a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint — may be created to prevent tooth damage.
Mouthguards and nightguards are essentially the same thing. At Flax Dental we will work with you to find the right mouthguard for your situation.

Sports Mouthguards

There are three types of sports mouth guards:

  1. Stock Sports Mouth Guard are preformed and come ready to wear. They are inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting good stores and department stores. However, little can be done to adjust their fit, they are bulky, make breathing and talking difficult, and they provide little or no protection. Dentists do not recommend their use.
  2. Boil and bite mouth protectors also can be bought at many sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. The “boil and bite” mouthguard is made from thermoplastic material. It is placed in hot water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure.
  3. Custom-fitted mouth protectors are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. First, your Atlanta or Sandy Springs, GA area dentist will make an impression of your teeth and a mouthguard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, this custom-made mouthguard is more expensive than the other types, but it provides the most comfort and protection.

Mouthguard Protection - Flax Dental Atlanta GA Near Sandy Springs

Protect your smile for a lifetime with our
professionally-made mouthguards and nightguards.

Mouthguard Night Protection - Flax Dental Atlanta GA Near Sandy Springs

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If you are interested in learning more please call our dental office in Sandy Springs near Brookhaven in Atlanta today at 404-255-9080 or fill out a contact form.


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