Do you clench your teeth when you’re stressed? Are your teeth worn from grinding them at night? Receive a custom, professionally-made mouthguard. Mouthguards are oral appliances that offer preventative dental care against problems like worn or broken teeth. Patients with malocclusion or bruxism benefit from oral appliances that fit their individual smiles. Dr. Daniela Lemoine offers custom mouthguards for patients in her East Cobb, GA, dental office. She helps patients retain the health and structure of their natural teeth for a comfortable smile.
What is Malocclusion?
Malocclusion occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not properly align. Patients with a “bad bite” or a misaligned bite can experience increased dental problems, such as:
- Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding)
- Tooth pain
- Discomfort chewing
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Jaw pain
- Tooth sensitivity
Contact our dental office if you notice any of these problems. Crooked and misaligned teeth can increase a patient’s risk of developing a bite disorder or chronic jaw pain. Treating malocclusion early on can help prevent the need for complex dental procedures or therapies.
Custom Mouthguard Treatment and Care
Dr. Lemoine offers comprehensive examinations for patients who experience pain and discomfort because of their bite. She will refer patients who require physical therapy for TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorders. These disorders cause problems including teeth clenching and grinding, chronic headaches, jaw pain, and tooth wear. Dr. Lemoine offers custom mouthguards for patients with malocclusion who may be at risk of developing or may already have TMD. Additionally, if patients require jaw surgery for a severe TMJ-related problem, she will refer them to a TMJ specialist.
Dr. Lemoine takes dental impressions of her patient’s smiles to create their custom mouthguards. She sends these impressions to a dental lab which will create the mouthguard out of hard acrylic. When the mouthguard is complete, Dr. Lemoine will adjust it as needed so it feels comfortable in the mouth. To clean your mouthguard, you can use a denture or mouthguard cleaner. This cleaner is a dissolvable powder that allows you to soak your mouthguard. When you are not wearing your mouthguard, place it in its case.
Request a Dental Appointment Today
Visit our dental office serving East Cobb, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and other Marietta communities for a custom sports mouthguard. Call Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique at 470.431.1580. You can also use our online form to schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Lemoine. If you ever have questions about treatment or would like to discuss your current dental concerns with Dr. Lemoine, please let us know at your next consultation. She will always be happy to help.