Custom Mouthguards in San Antonio, TX

Mouthguards, also known as sports guards or night guards, are vital for protecting your teeth from unnecessary wear and tear. These custom-made oral appliances fit perfectly over your teeth so you can stay safe while being active. Mouthguards also work for people who want to protect their jaws from bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. 

Many mouthguards aren’t custom-made for your mouth. But at Berchelmann Family Dental, we know that your mouth is unique. That’s why we create specialized guards for your teeth and your teeth only. We prioritize your comfort when we design your mouthguards. Read on to learn more about how our mouthguards give your family the high-quality protection they deserve.

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A football player's custom mouthguard dangles from his helmet.

The Benefits of Mouthguards

Mouthguards protect your jaw, teeth, and gums from unnecessary damage. If you’re looking for protection from sports injuries or teeth grinding, our comfortable oral appliances are a great solution. These guards prevent expensive dental work in the future and keep your smile looking perfect. 

Dr. Berchelmann and his staff of experienced dental professionals are passionate about protecting your family’s teeth. We create these high-quality oral appliances with a state-of-the-art digital scanner. The digital impressions we take are sent to a laboratory, where dental specialists will use them to mold your highly customized appliance.

Choosing A Mouthguard

There are three types of mouthguards to choose from, depending on your budget and individual needs. The types of mouthguards are:

  • Stock Mouthguards — This is the most basic and affordable type of mouthguard. However, this means that they aren’t customized for your needs. You may also have to replace this kind of mouthguard more often because they can wear down easier than other options. 
  • Boil-and-Bite Mouthguards — Another common type of teeth protection appliance is the boil-and-bite. This guard is more customized for your mouth, but the material still can wear down through consistent use. These are often used to protect against teeth-grinding damage. However, bruxism can quickly wear holes in this material, so you’ll have to replace it often. 
  • Custom-made Mouthguards — Custom mouthguards are the most durable way to protect your teeth from sports or bruxism injury. They’re created to support the structure of your teeth, gums, and jaw, preventing serious damage from sports or habitual teeth grinding. This provides you with a comfortable fit that wears down less than boil-and-bite. 
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How To Care For Your Mouthguards

Without proper care, mouthguards tend to collect bacteria from your mouth. That’s why it’s crucial to clean your mouthguard regularly to avoid plaque buildup. 

To extend your mouthguard’s lifespan, follow these suggestions from Dr. Berchelmann:

  • Brush and floss your teeth before wearing
  • Rinse your guard with mouthwash or cold water — avoid using hot water because it can warp your appliance
  • Examine your mouthguard regularly for holes or damage
  • Bring your appliances to dental appointments
  • Store your mouthguard in a well-ventilated, hard case

While these suggestions work to ensure that your mouthguard lasts longer, it’s important to remember that they don’t last forever. You should replace your appliance when you notice damage or if it becomes uncomfortable. If you have any questions about your guards, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Berchelmann.

Protect Your Teeth At Berchelmann Family Dental 

Your mouth is one of your greatest assets. Make sure it’s protected from unnecessary damage with a customized mouthguard from Dr. Berchelmann. Our team of dental professionals is proud to offer comfortable protection from bruxism and sports injuries. Find out why our patients love customized mouthguards. Contact our San Antonio office today at (210) 336-8478 to schedule your mouthguard consultation. 

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