Mouthguards – Union Street


Kimbery Goodell
September 23, 2023

I had a great dental visit. I had worked for a dentist office for 3 years and was very particular when I choose a new office for my family. I heard great things about Dr. Wright and Brittney had been our hygienist years before. Both my visits went very well. Dr. Wright is very personable. Her assistant Tina was very friendly and so was the whole office. They were very helpful when given me info on what I would owe. Dr. Wright fixed an issue for me that I had for years and didn’t think could be fixed. I highly recommend them.

Adam Severy
February 13, 2023

This is a wonderful family friendly dentist office! The staff is incredibly kind and my children actually enjoy coming here!

Patricia Whittemore
February 6, 2023

The staff is always so caring and friendly. So glad I switched my son to this place!

Kevin McDonnell
January 30, 2023

Dental Offices Terrified me….Until I became one of Dr.Frank D’Auria’s first patients (long before “The Center for Dental Health” was established) and grieve his and his staff’s departure. They were a great crew. I’m feeling truly blessed by the seamless transition Dr. Kelly Wright has accomplished. I am not one who is comfortable with change or meeting new people, but everyone in this office is welcoming, friendly, helpful, competent, professional and just plain nice. What can I say other than Thank You.

John Murphy
December 28, 2022

My appointment was on time and the person that cleaned my teeth did a great job. Thank you to everyone involved.. Happy New Year!

Bill Reuther
December 14, 2022


Protecting Your Smile: The Importance of Mouthguards

Preserving Your Teeth and Winning the Game of Oral Health

Every smile is unique, just like the person wearing it. As we engage in various activities, both on and off the field, it is vital to protect our teeth from potential injuries. Accidents can happen at any time, and our teeth are not exempt from harm’s way. That’s where mouthguards come to the rescue – a small, but mighty tool that can make a significant difference in preserving your pearly whites.

Understanding the Importance of Mouthguards

Mouthguards are dental appliances designed to cushion and shield your teeth, gums, and jaws from injury during sports activities or teeth-grinding habits. They are often made of soft, pliable materials, such as silicone, that mold comfortably to your teeth and gums. While mouthguards are commonly associated with sports, they serve other essential purposes as well.

Sports Protection:

Whether you’re an amateur athlete or a seasoned pro, participating in sports always carries a risk of injury. A mouthguard can be your smile’s ultimate defense against potential dental trauma. It acts as a shock absorber, absorbing the impact of a blow to the face and distributing the force more evenly to protect your teeth and jaw.

Sports like football, basketball, hockey, soccer, and even non-contact activities like skateboarding or gymnastics can pose risks to your oral health. Wearing a mouthguard can significantly reduce the chances of chipping, cracking, or even knocking out teeth, saving you from expensive and painful dental treatments.

Bruxism Relief:

Mouthguards are not only for sports enthusiasts but also for those who suffer from bruxism – the unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth, usually during sleep. This condition can lead to excessive tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and other dental issues. A night guard or dental splint can provide a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, reducing the impact of grinding and clenching and preventing further damage.

Orthodontic Protection:

For individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment, such as braces or aligners, mouthguards are essential in safeguarding the investment made in achieving a beautiful smile. A blow to the face during sports activities can not only damage teeth but also damage the orthodontic appliances themselves. Custom-fit mouthguards can be tailored to fit over braces, ensuring both the teeth and the orthodontic gear remain safe from harm.

The Benefits of Custom-Fit Mouthguards

Though you can find over-the-counter (OTC) mouthguards at various stores, custom-fit mouthguards offered by dental professionals provide superior protection and comfort. Here are some benefits of choosing a custom mouthguard:

Optimal Fit: Custom mouthguards are designed to perfectly fit the unique contours of your teeth and mouth, ensuring maximum protection and stability.

Enhanced Comfort: The snug fit and high-quality materials used in custom mouthguards make them more comfortable to wear for extended periods.

Unrestricted Breathing and Speech: Custom-fit mouthguards are less bulky, allowing for normal breathing and clear speech during sports activities.

Durability and Longevity: Professionally made mouthguards are crafted to withstand wear and tear, lasting longer than their store-bought counterparts.

Professional Guidance: Your dentist can provide personalized recommendations and guidance, ensuring you choose the most suitable mouthguard for your needs.

Our teeth are invaluable assets, and protecting them should be a top priority. Whether you’re an athlete, experiencing bruxism, or undergoing orthodontic treatment, investing in a custom-fit mouthguard can safeguard your smile and prevent potential dental disasters.

At Union Street Dental, our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best oral care solutions. We offer custom mouthguards tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring you can face life’s challenges confidently, knowing your smile is protected. Get in touch with us today and let’s team up to keep your smile shining brightly for years to come!

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