Mouth Guard

Coron Dental

Dentist located in Brookline, MA

A custom mouth guard is an ideal way to protect your teeth and minimize the risk of damage from grinding, clenching, sports, or trauma. As an expert general dentist clinic in Brookline, Massachusetts, Coron Dental offers custom-fitted mouth guards. If you’d like to have a mouthguard that’s designed to fit perfectly, schedule an evaluation at Coron Dental by using the online scheduling system, or by calling the clinic.

Mouth Guard Q & A

Why do I need a custom mouth guard?

You may have seen one-size-fits-all mouthguards at your local pharmacy or online. But because these mouth guards aren’t designed for your bite, they can easily slip out, which defeats their purpose. Plus, store-bought mouth guards can rub or press against your gums, since they’re not designed for your mouth.

A custom mouth guard is designed for your mouth only. It helps:

  • Minimize the risk of injury while playing sports
  • Prevent nighttime grinding or clenching
  • Relieve jaw pain associated with TMJ

Mouth guards even prevent teeth from shifting. If you’ve had braces in the past or are just generally happy with your smile, a custom mouthguard can help make sure your teeth stay where they are.

When should I wear my mouth guard?

You should wear your mouth guard as often as Coron Dental recommends, possibly when you sleep, in addition to when you play sports. Athletes are roughly 60 times more likely to sustain teeth damage when they don’t wear mouth guards. The American Dental Association recommends mouth guards any time you participate in:

  • Combative sports, like boxing
  • Ball sports
  • Riding activities, such as mountain biking
  • Gymnastics
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing

What is the process of getting a mouth guard?

Because Coron Dental has the latest state-of-the-art dental equipment right in the office, you can get your mouthguard the day of your appointment. The advanced Sirona® CEREC® Omnicam intraoral scanning system is used to scan your mouth digitally, so you don’t have to go through the uncomfortable process of having impressions taken.

This modern digital dental scanning system helps design and create your mouthguard within minutes, while you wait. Typically, you’ll need a mouthguard only for your upper arch, but if you need added protection, Coron Dental can create a mouthguard for your lower arch, too.

Get your custom mouthguard from Coron Dental by scheduling an appointment online. You can also call the clinic to book.