Custom Sports Mouthguards in Baltimore, MD
An injury to the teeth can often be devastating and may require extensive restorative and cosmetic dental procedures to fix. Your dentist in Baltimore, MD, will protect your teeth during contact sports with a sports mouthguard that is custom-fit to your mouth and durable for long-lasting protection.
Dr. Lazer offers his patients the ArmourBite UA Performance mouthguard to protect their teeth and relax their jaw during athletic play or workouts. During physical exertion, we naturally clench our teeth and tighten the jaw. However, researchers found that this actually reduces our overall strength and fatigues us faster.
Custom sports mouthguards improve balance, strength, and overall performance!
The ArmourBite mouthguard uses patented Power Wedge technology. This technology helps to maintain the natural spacing between the top and bottom teeth. It also reduces the stress on the jaw from teeth clenching. Relaxing the jaw will improve your strength and endurance during competitive sports and vigorous workouts.
Dr. Lazer will fit you with the appropriate size mouthguard. He will make sure that we achieve the maximum benefits. He will educate his patients who are active or participate in contact sports on the importance of wearing protective devices and maintaining them with proper care and cleaning.
Permanent teeth cannot grow back, so protect them during physical play. If you or your child will be playing sports this fall, contact Dr. Lazer as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Get a custom UA ArmourBite appliance before you hit the field!
Custom-made sports mouthguards can prevent mouth and tooth injuries by more than 90%. Contact our Baltimore dentist office to have a custom sports mouthguard made. We use advanced digital technology to ensure the tightest, most secure fit.
Pure Power Mouthguards
Pure Power Mouthguards were developed by Dr. Anil Makkar, a Canadian neuromuscular dentist and owner of Makkar Dental Devices. The PPM has created a tremendous buzz in sporting circles, and thousands of professional and amateur athletes use it.
The PPM naturally aligns the athlete’s jaw, enhancing strength, balance, endurance, and oxygen flow during training competition and allowing him to maximize his performance.
ArmourBite™ UA Performance Mouthwear
More than just a mouthguard, ArmourBite™ UA Performance Mouthwear™ is backed by some of the biggest names in pro sports.
Why? Because they know first-hand that the breakthrough design increases athletic performance, strength, and endurance. It also offers superior comfort and protection when compared to over-the-counter options.
All the power is in you right now, but your instinctive reflex system blocks it. When you train and compete, your natural reaction is to clench your jaws, which compresses your jaw joints, releasing performance-sapping hormones that produce stress, fatigue, and distraction.
Custom-fit mouthpieces with ArmourBite™ technology prevent your teeth from clenching, pivot your jaw forward, and relieve pressure on your jaw joints. With UA Performance Mouthwear, you can perform at your full power without excess stress, fatigue, and distraction.
Custom Mouthguards for Sports: FAQs
Can I use a sports mouthguard at night for teeth grinding?
No. Do not use your custom sports mouthguard as a night guard for teeth grinding while you sleep. Sports mouthguards and night guards are two different products for two separate purposes. Thus, they fit differently specifically for those reasons.
You risk damaging your sports mouthguard if you wear it for bruxism or teeth clenching and grinding. Even worse, you can damage your teeth and gums if you use them incorrectly.
How do you sanitize a sports mouthguard?
Taking care of your sports mouthguard is simple. First, ensure you have a safe place to put it, such as a case, while not in use. Before wearing it, rinse it with water and a little hand soap. After wearing it and before putting it away, clean your mouthguard with another soap and water rinse.
If your mouthguard starts discoloring, it’s time to replace it. You should replace your mouthguards yearly for optimal performance and the best protection possible.
Do sports mouthguards protect against concussions?
Not necessarily. There is no conclusive evidence that wearing a custom mouthguard can prevent concussions.
However, custom mouthguards can significantly reduce the impact of a hit to your mouth and teeth. Mouthguards that snugly and precisely fit your mouth offer the most protection from direct hits to your mouth.
How long does it take to make a custom mouthguard?
The entire process of fitting and creating a custom mouthguard takes about two weeks. First, our dentist takes a dental impression. Then, he will send it to a laboratory to create the mouthguard.
Once the laboratory completes the mouthguard, they will return it to our dental office. The patient can pick up the mouthguard once we ensure it fits them properly.
Should a sports mouthguard stay in place?
A sports mouthguard should not slip or feel loose on your teeth. Store-bought or boil-and-bite sports mouthguards do not offer a custom fit, meaning they can fall out or distract the wearer as they play sports.
Because we create sports mouthguards from impressions of your teeth, your custom sports mouthguard will stay in your mouth. You do not need to clench your teeth to keep your mouthguard in your mouth.
How long do custom mouthguards last?
Taking care of your custom mouthguard will ensure that it can last up to 3 years and sometimes even longer. Although custom mouthguards can last this long, most patients replace them annually.
Children may require new mouthguards as they lose their baby teeth and their adult teeth emerge. We will also recommend new mouthguards for patients after they receive orthodontic treatment. Patients with braces can receive custom mouthguards to protect their teeth and orthodontics during sports.
Ready to be fitted for a custom sports mouthguard?
Please let us know if you need a mouthguard for yourself or your child. To schedule an appointment for a custom-fit sports mouthguard at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry, contact our Owings Mills dentist office at (410) 697-6290.
Feel free to request an appointment with us online. Our dental office serves patients from the Owings Mills area and Baltimore County communities.