Custom Mouthguards
in Pawtucket, RI

Whether heading on the field to play an important game or you like to toss a football with friends on the weekend, a dental mouthguard is essential to protect your smile. At Marigold Dental Studio, Dr. Alesh is happy to create custom mouthguards for patients who play sports. While our custom mouthguards are great for patients who play sports, our mouthguards aren’t just for athletes! Dental mouthguards can address many different oral health issues. Contact us today to learn more about mouthguards!

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How do I know if I need
a mouthguard?

Most patients come to our office seeking a mouthguard to participate in a sport. While it’s essential to protect your smile while playing a sport, mouthguards are beneficial for many people. If you clench or grind your teeth at night or suffer from TMJ issues, you may need a mouthguard to protect your teeth, jaw, and oral health. At Marigold Dental Studio, Dr. Alesh can assess your situation and recommend whether you can benefit from our custom mouthguards in Pawtucket, RI.

What is the
difference between a mouthguard and a night guard?

You may hear the terms mouthguard and night guard used interchangeably. However, mouthguards and night guards serve distinct purposes. A mouthguard is primarily designed for sports or activities where there is an emphasis on snug fitting to protect teeth from impact. On the other hand, a night guard, also known as a bite guard, is worn while sleeping to prevent teeth grinding and alleviate associated issues like jaw pain and tooth damage and is often made with tougher material to last through many nights.

Do only
athletes need a mouthguard?

While athletes commonly use dental mouthguards to protect their teeth, mouthguards offer smile protection across the board! For instance, dental mouthguards can provide teeth protection for individuals who grind their teeth while sleeping and treat TMJ disorders or chronic jaw pain by supporting the jawbone in a healthier resting position. If you’re interested in smile protection, we encourage you to reach out about a teeth guard.

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