As an athlete, you need the best gear possible. We offer top quality athletic mouthguards to protect your teeth whenever you practice or compete.

Mouthguards and Night Guards

It’s important for all athletes, both adults and children, who participate in contact sports to consider a mouthguard as essential equipment. A mouthguard helps cushion the impact of hits and can prevent serious injuries that may lead to long-term oral health problems. Our custom-made mouthguards are crafted from a lightweight, comfortable, and effective material, making them easy to insert and remove without interfering with regular breathing or speaking.

Night guards are similar to mouthguards but are worn while sleeping to prevent damage from bruxism, a disorder that causes people to unknowingly clench and grind their teeth while asleep. Without treatment, bruxism can lead to teeth fractures, breakages, headaches, and jaw pain.


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  • What are the types of dental mouth guards?

    There are three types of mouth guards, which are listed below:

    1. Stock mouth protectors that come ready to wear. These are inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting goods stores. However, you cannot adjust their fit, they tend to be bulky and sometimes make breathing and talking difficult. Additionally, these types of mouth guards provide minimal protection.
    2. Boil and bite mouth protectors can also be bought at most sporting goods stores and offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. This type of mouth guard is placed in hot water to soften and then placed in the mouth to shape around the teeth.
    3. Custom-fitted mouth guards are designed individually and made in the dental office based on your dentists’ instructions. Your dentists will first make an impression of your teeth and then mold the mouth guard over the model. This type of mouth guard provides the most protection and comfort.
  • What are options for treating TMJ?

    TMJ is a disorder that causes pain in your neck and jaw areas, or/and a clicking noise when you open or close your mouth. It can also limit the range of motion in your jaw.

    There are several things you can do to help TMJ, including a temporary night guard, avoiding sharp movements with your jaw, icing your jaw to prevent inflammation, modifying your diet to include softer foods that require less chewing, and practicing relaxations and light stretching techniques to reduce tension in your jaw.

  • Why are mouth guards important in sports?

    There are numerous reasons why wearing a mouth guard when playing sports is important. First mouth guards protect against displacing teeth as they help distribute force over all of your teeth, which prevents one, or two, teeth from bearing the brunt of the blow. They can also protect against injuries to soft tissues and prevent jaw and teeth fractures. And, ultimately, mouth guards may help prevent against concussions as the padding could lessen the force between the upper and lower rows of teeth and lessen the force of the jaw as it pushes on the skull.

  • How do I clean my mouth guard?

    You should be cleaning your mouth guards regularly, ideally every day. If you don’t clean your mouth guard, bacteria can build up and cause oral health issues, including infections and bad breath. The simplest way to stay on top of cleaning your mouth guard is to clean it when you brush your teeth. You can simply rinse your mouth guard with cool water, apply a small amount of toothpaste, and gently brush the mouth guard. Alternatively, you can dilute a cap full of mouth wash with water and soak your mouth guard for 30 minutes.

Need a Mouth Guard?

If you have more questions about mouth guards and night guards, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Endres Dental Care

3905 National Dr #170
Burtonsville, MD 20866
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