Custom fit mouthguards for comfort and protection.
Mouthguards can be used for a variety of reasons. Mouthguards are fitted for the upper arch, similar to an orthodontic retainer. A mouthguard is extremely helpful if you suffer from TMJ, or if you have a habit of grinding your teeth while sleeping. A mouthguard is a simple and effective way to prevent the aging of the teeth through excessive wear and tear.
We are pleased to offer this customized service to our patients in the Edmonds, WA area. Contact Soundview Family Dental today! We can help.
Why choose us
for mouthguards in Edmonds
Having a healthy smile starts with proper oral care habits at home, and regularly visiting your dentist. We assist patients every day for all their general dentistry concerns. Mouthguards are just one of many preventive treatments we offer to ensure you have the best smile possible while providing protection against bruxism (grinding of the teeth), during sports, or to limit TMJ symptoms.
Dr. Kitts will take an impression of your mouth. If you have tried over the counter mouthguards, the process is somewhat similar. However, our products and techniques allow us to create a personalized, custom-fit mouthguard that is more comfortable to wear and fits much better. Our mouthguards are also resistant to tears, durable, and easy to clean.
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Taking care of your oral health is essential to ensure overall well-being. A mouthguard is an effective way to protect your teeth and gums from injuries during sports and other physical activities. Not only can it prevent oral injuries, but it can also improve your breathing and reduce snoring.
By wearing a mouthguard, you can protect your teeth and gums from injuries, enhance your athletic performance, and improve your overall oral health. Don’t let a dental emergency keep you from doing the things you love. Get a custom-fitted mouthguard and enjoy peace of mind during physical activities.
A mouthguard is custom-made to fit your teeth and provide maximum protection against injuries.
Wearing a mouthguard can enhance your performance by improving your breathing, reducing clenching and grinding, and even improving your posture.
Unlike store-bought mouthguards, a custom-fitted mouthguard provides a comfortable fit and won’t slip or move around during physical activity.
Prevent Dental Emergencies
Mouthguards protect your teeth from damage and can prevent the need for costly dental procedures or emergency visits.
A mouthguard can help reduce snoring and improve your sleep quality, leading to a better overall quality of life. mouthguard can help reduce snoring and improve your sleep quality, leading to a better overall quality of life.
Prevent further damage to your teeth
If you have problems with grinding your teeth at night, this can slowly wear down your teeth. Once the enamel is gone, sensitivity can become a real issue, causing pain when eating or drinking hot or cold items.
To prevent nightly grinding, we can create a specialized mouthguard known as a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint that will actively prevent tooth damage from occurring. While your jaw will still want to grind your teeth, the teeth will have a protective barrier between them.
The real cost of teeth grinding
Do you grind your teeth at night? Did you know this can be extremely bad for your teeth? When your teeth grind, it will wear down the enamel. The enamel protects the tooth from things like tooth decay. While it can take a few years for this to happen, every night that your teeth grind, it wears down the surface just a little bit more.
To prevent enamel loss and tooth decay, a mouthguard can be put in at bedtime. This will stop teeth from rubbing together and effectively fight against tooth damage and chipping.
Is a mouthguard right for you?
You are a nightly teeth grinder.
You play high-intensity sports.
Preserving your teeth for years to come
Our office provides personalized and effective mouthguards to help you protect your teeth and gums during sports and other physical activities. Dr. Kitts, our experienced dentist, and our team use the latest technology and materials, including custom-fit mouthguards, to ensure the best possible protection for your mouth. We will carefully evaluate your mouth and recommend the best type of mouthguard to meet your unique needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and stress-free experience.
Get your new, personalized mouthguard today, by scheduling an appointment with our office. These are excellent devices for anyone who grinds their teeth in their sleep or those who are looking for better tooth protection while playing sports. Give our office a call or book an appointment online.
What is a mouthguard and why is it important?
What are the different types of mouthguards?
There are three main types of mouthguards:
- Stock mouthguards: These are pre-made, ready-to-wear mouthguards available in various sizes. They’re the least expensive option but may not fit as comfortably or provide the best protection.
- Boil-and-bite mouthguards: These mouthguards can be molded to fit your teeth by softening them in hot water and then biting down. They offer a better fit than stock mouthguards but may still lack the comfort and protection of a custom-made mouthguard.
- Custom-made mouthguards: Created by your dentist from an impression of your teeth, custom-made mouthguards provide the best fit, comfort, and protection. They are more expensive than other types but offer superior protection and durability.
How should a mouthguard fit?
How do I care for my mouthguard?
To care for your mouthguard:
- Rinse it with water before and after each use.
- Clean it with a toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste, or mild soap and water.
- Store it in a ventilated case to allow air circulation and prevent bacterial growth.
- Keep it away from direct sunlight or high temperatures, which can cause it to warp.
- Inspect it regularly for signs of wear or damage and replace it as needed.
- Bring it to your dental checkups for your dentist to examine.