Why you might consider a dental mouthguard

Mouthguards are used in many different situations to protect teeth from damage. Drs. Jerald S. Matt and Naila Bryan are excited to educate patients on the different types of mouthguards and help them find the one best suited for their dental situation.

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What are the main types of mouthguards used by our dental team?

At Main Line Dental Health & Wellness in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, we may recommend customized mouthguards for the following purposes:

  • Sports mouthguard. A sports mouthguard is designed to protect your teeth during contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball. These guards are made of a soft material that fits comfortably in the mouth and absorbs shock from impacts.
  • Nightguards. Nightguards are custom-made mouthguards that protect the teeth from excessive grinding or clenching during sleep. This type of guard helps reduce wear on the enamel of your teeth, which can prevent further damage or decay.
  • Bruxism mouthguard. Bruxism mouthguards or “splints” are similar to nightguards for teeth but are typically used for patients with more severe grinding and clenching habits. They provide additional protection by covering the biting surfaces of the back teeth with a thicker material than regular nightguards do.
  • TMJ mouthguard. For patients who have been diagnosed with TMJ or TMD, which stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, a custom-made mouthguard provides relief from symptoms. This type of guard helps keep the jaw in proper alignment and can reduce muscle strain, headaches, and pain associated with TMJ.

Request an appointment to determine if custom mouthguards are suitable for your smile!

Our dental team at Main Line Dental Health & Wellness is highly experienced in creating custom-fitted mouthguards for each patient’s needs. If you want to learn more about how we can help protect your oral health with a customized mouthguard, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Drs. Jerald S. Matt and Naila Bryan. We are here to help with quality solutions for your smile! Call (610) 947-5566 to request an appointment at our facility, located in Bryn Mawr, PA, at 776 West Lancaster Avenue. We serve patients in and around the communities of Haverford, Wayne, Radnor, Villanova, Ardmore, Gladwyne, Newton Square, and Rosemont, PA.