Mouthguards & Nightguards in St. Armands, Venice & Englewood, FL

Your teeth may be strong but that doesn’t mean they can’t be damaged. If you grind your teeth or simply want to protect your teeth from injury during sports, we can provide the custom guard you need at Tarpon Shores Dental to provide the best protection for you.

Mouthguards are worn for two main reasons:

  • to protect the teeth from injury during sports activities
  • to prevent teeth from grinding against each other

Prevent Sports Injuries

Sports guards are recommended for all contact sports, including football, basketball, and soccer, and even non-contact sports like gymnastics to prevent all-too-common dental injuries. These mouthguards can minimize damage like chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, tooth loss, and damage to soft tissues in the mouth.

Stop Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding or bruxism, often occurs at night. Prolonged grinding can cause teeth to become worn, break or fracture. Wearing a dental night guard during sleep prevents teeth from these injuries.

Types of Mouthguards

There are three types of mouthguards:

  • Stock mouthguard – available ready to wear and convenient but may be bulky and uncomfortable.
  • Thermoplastic Boil-and-Bite mouth guards offer more comfort by molding somewhat to the shape of your teeth when heated.
  • Custom Mouth Guards – Offered at Tarpon Shores Dental, these comfortable mouthguards are made to fit your mouth precisely whether you need protection from night grinding or a sports guard.

Contact us today at our dental office in Venice, FL, or if you need an emergency dentist in Sarasota, Englewood, FL, contact us today!