By protecting your teeth and mouth with a custom athletic mouthguard from our Racine, WI dentist office, you could prevent a variety of injuries to your pearly whites and/or soft tissue inside your mouth. You may just avoid a dental emergency if your mouthguard is properly worn.
With the help of our caring team, Dr. David R. Reesman and Dr. David Kemper can provide a custom mouthguard that will work great and feel comfortable in your mouth. Thanks to our on-site technician, you won’t have to go to a specialist or wait for shipping to get your custom athletic mouthguard!
Experience The Difference Of A Custom Athletic Mouthguard
If you’ve ever used boil-and-bite or other one-size-fits-all mouthguards, you’ve most likely been disappointed with them. The convenience of picking up a mouthguard at the same place you purchase your other sports equipment can’t be denied, but if the product isn’t comfortable and doesn’t fit properly, is that convenience really worth it?
Because every mouth is unique, we create custom athletic mouthguards that protect your mouth better and are more comfortable. In order to create an athletic mouthguard for you, your child, or one of your other family members, we will take a precise impression of the inside of your mouth and create your mouthguard to exact specifications.
If you’re unsure of whether you might need a custom athletic mouthguard, feel free to ask us any questions you have. We will have a conversation with you and provide professional advice so you can make an informed decision.
In general, if you or a loved one are participating in contact sports or other forms of recreation that might put your mouth at risk of a dental injury, you should consider a custom athletic mouthguard. Here are a few of the activities that we typically recommend custom athletic mouthguards for:
- Extreme sports, like skateboarding
So your athletic mouthguard will last as long as possible, we will teach you how to care for it. We’ll also explain how to clean your mouthguard so your smile will stay safe from bacteria. Here are a few basic tips to help you take good care of your athletic mouthguard:
- Before and after wearing your athletic mouthguard, brush your teeth and rinse your mouth
- If your athletic mouthguard is dirty, use soap and warm water to clean it, then rinse it thoroughly
- Store your athletic mouthguard in a clean, dry, vented container
- Keep the container for your mouthguard clean as well and check that it is fully dry before storing your mouthguard
- Do not chew on your athletic mouthguard because you may cause holes and compromise the integrity of the mouthguard
Be Prepared For Dental Emergencies
If you do have a dental emergency, call our Racine, WI dental office at 262-417-7326 right away. We’ll do everything we can to get you a same-day appointment. If you call outside our normal business hours, we’ll put you in touch with one of our dentists.
Here are a few tips of what to do in a dental emergency so you’ll be ready if the unexpected occurs:
- Use gauze and gentle pressure to stop any bleeding
- If you broke your tooth, gather any pieces and store them in a small container filled with milk or saliva, then bring the container with you to the dentist
- Use an over-the-counter pain reliever
- Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling
- If a tooth gets knocked out completely, handle the tooth by the crown instead of the tooth roots and try to put it back in place
If your mouth is bleeding and you are unable to stop it, visit your local emergency room as soon as possible, then follow up with us for smile repairs.
When you arrive for emergency dentistry, we will attempt to relieve your pain as soon as possible. We can also improve your comfort with soft pillows and relieve your dental anxiety with nitrous oxide dental sedation (also known as “laughing gas”). To get your smile back as good as new, we’ll provide a restorative dentistry treatment to fit your needs.
Keep your smile safe with a custom athletic mouthguard From North Bay Dental. To schedule a consultation or ask questions, call 262-417-7326, use our online form, or stop by our relaxing Racine, WI dentist office in person.