Your Rockville dentist discusses custom mouthguards in Rockville, MD.

Teeth grinding and clenching while you snooze (known as sleep bruxism) can lead to a variety of symptoms, including jaw pain, tension, tooth damage and even insomnia. Looking for a way to manage the grinding so you can get a good night’s rest? Well, there is one easy solution for those who grind and clench their teeth at night. And while generic teeth guards can help create a barrier between your teeth in order to yield a moderate level of protection, they aren’t necessarily as effective as trays that are customized to provide the perfect fit. Take a look at the top benefits of a dentist-fitted mouthguard.

Custom Fit

The main reason why so many men and women prefer to use mouthguards that have been forged by dentists is because they deliver a snug, yet comfortable fit. Designed to conform to your teeth, these mouthguards don’t slip, slide or wobble when worn. This of course makes sure that the mouthguard is able to do its job without hindering your comfort or obstructing your airway as you sleep.

Extra Durable

Yet another reason to choose a dentist-fitted mouthguard over any other is because it will likely be much stronger and much more durable. This is because dentists have access to materials that are engineered to withstand the friction produced by grinding and clenching. Depending on the force applied when you grind or clench your teeth, your custom-fitted mouthguard should last you anywhere from 6 months to a couple of years.

Mouthguards are typically worn at night to protect the teeth, but they can also be worn during daytime hours if you find yourself clenching and grinding. However, for daytime use, your dentist might suggest a thinner mouthguard that is discreet and inconspicuous so that you can wear it to work without drawing attention. If you are interested in a professional mouthguard and you live in Rockville, North Bethesda, or the surrounding areas, our experienced dental team encourages you to contact us today using our convenient online form or by calling (301) 679-0398.