Mouth Guards in

Mouth guards are an essential piece of sports equipment for adult and child athletes alike. For mouth guards in Greenbelt, our office has you covered with high-quality, custom-made appliances.

Mouth Guards

At Greenbelt Dental Associates, we understand how important it is to protect you and your child’s mouth from sports-related injuries. That’s why we offer custom-fitted mouth guards for athletes of all ages and skill levels. We also offer night guards for patients who suffer from nighttime bruxism (grinding or clenching teeth during sleep).

What are Mouth Guards?

Mouth guards are oral appliances that fit over your teeth to protect them from sports-related injuries. Made from durable and flexible materials, mouth guards work by absorbing the force from facial impacts and falls. Mouth guards are typically worn over the top teeth, but our dentist may recommend special bottom guards for patients with braces, bridges or other dental repair work for additional protection.

If you or your child play a contact sport, our dentist recommends a custom-made mouth guard. Mouth guards are also recommended for any physical activity that may result in a blow to the face or hard fall. Common dental injuries include cracked or broken teeth, cuts to the lips or mouth or knocked-out teeth. Mouth guards can also help reduce your risk of concussion, broken jaw and other serious injuries.

Do I Need a Custom-Made Mouth Guard?

An effective mouth guard should be flexible, durable and comfortable. A properly fitted mouth guard will protect your teeth without slipping, which can impede your ability to breathe or speak during use. Commercially available mouth guards can be found at sporting good stores and other retail outlets, but they provide minimal protection. For optimal comfort and performance, visit our office to schedule a consultation.

Our office can create a custom-fitted mouth guard in two visits. First, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab to build your mouth guard to your unique specifications. Once your mouth guard is ready, you’ll come in for a fitting so we can ensure the best possible fit.

What are Night Guards?

Patients who suffer from nighttime bruxism may benefit from a night guard. Nighttime bruxism is a condition that causes clenching or grinding of the teeth during sleep. This condition can wear your teeth down and cause pain in the face and jaw. If left untreated, nighttime bruxism can lead to headaches, TMJ disorders and cracked or broken teeth. If you suffer from nighttime bruxism, our dentist can recommend a night guard to protect your teeth against damage.

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My experience at Greenbelt Dental Associates is the absolute best. I have been going there for over 20 years, first with Dr. Allen (now retired), and now with Dr. Emma Galvan and Dr. Karl Meek. You will not be disappointed. They both are experienced dentists who know their business, and they insist on only the best standards in the office. I referred a friend recently who had some major dental issues, and my friend is very pleased with the services she is getting in this office. In addition, all the staff members are incredible. Lydia is the first person you will meet, and she handles scheduling and accounts with a smile and flexibility. Sandra is a dental assistant who will treat you kindly and with professionalism. Alice is the dental hygienist who has cleaned my teeth well for all these years.
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