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Custom Bite Guards in Sunrise

person getting mouth guard madeA bite guard is a dental appliance custom-fit to a patient’s teeth. Bite guards serve varying purposes and are often recommended for use in patients of all ages. It is important that bite guards be professionally fit rather than purchased over the counter, as this ensures maximum comfort and protection during wear.

At Welleby Family Dental, we’re proud to offer custom bite guards to patients of all walks of life. Book a consultation today to find out if they’re right for you!

How Bite Guards Help

Professional dental guards are usually prepared in a dental lab using an oral impression taken in a dentist’s office. These guards are created uniquely for each patient to prevent discomfort, slippage, or inadequate protection. There are many reasons why a dentist would prescribe a mouth guard to a patient. They include:

To protect the teeth, tongue, and cheeks during sports and high-impact activities
To protect the teeth from nighttime grinding or clenching

Caring for Your Oral Appliance

Caring for a dental bite guard is simple. You’ll need to rinse it before and after every usage using a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste, and cold water. From time to time, cleanse it with cold water and a mild soap. When not in use, store your mouth guard in a hard, ventilated container and keep it away from hot temperatures that could cause your guard to warp.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a bite guard?

You absolutely need to be fit for a custom bite guard if you participate in sports or activities that put your oral health at risk. These guidelines also apply to children who often play sports like football or participate in activities like martial arts, which can cause tooth-related injuries. You may also need a bite guard if your dentist diagnoses you with bruxism or tooth-grinding. Over time, grinding or clenching the teeth can lead to wear and irreversible damage. Sleeping with a bite guard can protect the teeth from these unwanted side effects.

What should I expect when being fit for a dental bite guard?

Being fit for a bite guard is simple. You’ll visit your dentist, who will take an impression of your teeth and send it off to a dental laboratory. The lab will carefully construct a durable and comfortable new bite guard you can pick up at your dentist’s office in days.

Will I need to return to my dentist after getting my mouthguard?

Yes. Although custom bite guards are made of durable materials and designed to last through many uses, they need to be replaced occasionally. Keep an eye on your bite guard, checking it frequently for wear. Also, bring it with you to your normal dental cleanings and check-ups for a professional inspection. Be sure to tell your dentist if your bite guard no longer offers an optimal fit or if it has become uncomfortable to wear.

Learn More Today

We’d love to help you improve your oral health and keep your teeth safe with a custom fit bite guard. Book a visit today to find out if it’s right for you.



Custom Bite Guards Sunrise FL | (954) 748-7100