Keep Your Smile Safe
  • Lower your risk for dental injuries
  • Breathe & speak easily with a custom fit
  • Preserve your strong teeth by overcoming teeth grinding

Protect Your Teeth With Mouthguards in Claremore

Brushing, flossing, and visiting us for regular dental exams are important ways to protect your smile. However, those good habits won’t help you if you suffer a blow to the face or similar injury while playing sports. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, up to 39 percent of all dental injuries are sports related. Fortunately, our Claremore mouthguards can prevent you from becoming an unfortunate statistic.

While you can purchase an athletic mouthguard at sporting goods stores, it won’t protect you as well as a mouthguard made specifically for you using impressions of your teeth. A custom mouthguard:

  • Fits Better – A custom mouthguard will stay in your mouth. You won’t find yourself clenching your teeth to keep it in place.
  • Is More Comfortable – You’ll find it easier to drink water and talk to your teammates. A comfortable fit also means you’ll wear it more consistently.
  • Can Be Customized – We can get a mouthguard in your team colors for you. Show your team pride!

To schedule a fitting for a custom athletic mouthguard, call 918-921-9583.

Stop Grinding Your Teeth With a Custom Mouthguard

Sports aren’t the only way you can damage your teeth. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who grind their teeth in their sleep, you could be hurting your smile. The destructive habit, called bruxism, wears down your enamel. This leaves you more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. It can even lead to a painful TMJ disorder.

Your dentist can fit you for a different kind of mouthguard that you can wear in your sleep. It will prevent you from teeth grinding and also relieve the pressure that may be irritating your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and causing your jaw pain.

For more information on our different types of mouthguards in Claremore, call LakeCrest Dental at 918-921-9583. You can also schedule an appointment online. No matter why you need a mouthguard, we can help!

Common Questions About Mouthguards

Are mouthguards supposed to stay in place?

Yes! Since they can’t protect your teeth if they don’t stay in place, a good fit is important. Unlike store-bought mouthguards, custom mouthguards are made using impressions of your teeth. This means they will fit you perfectly, with no frustrating boil-and-bite process needed. A mouthguard that fits well is also more comfortable, so you won’t be tempted to not wear it.

How do mouthguards help bruxism?

Bruxism (or teeth grinding) can damage your tooth enamel over time. Our custom-fit mouthguards help prevent bruxism by keeping your teeth apart while you sleep. Your mouthguard will fit comfortably in your mouth, and you should have no problems getting used to it. It will help prevent teeth damage that could require restorative dental work to repair.

How are custom mouthguards made?

If you purchase a mouthguard from the store, you’re buying a mass-produced device that won’t fit properly, likely crafted using low-quality, inexpensive plastic. When you let a dentist design your mouthguard, it will be created using the most durable material based on precise measurements of your teeth for a snug but comfortable fit and maximum protection.