Custom mouthguards are dental devices that cover your teeth and offer them protection. When they are custom-made, they fit your teeth like a glove to the point you don’t even know they are there. Love to Smile is a dental clinic with offices in Overland Park, Peculiar, and Lenexa. Below, we’ll go over when to invest in a custom mouthguard. Schedule a dental appointment today!

When You Need a Custom Mouthguard

Football players

You Play Physical Contact Sports

Most people know that if they play sports, especially sports that have physical contact involved, that they will need a custom mouthguard in order to ensure their teeth are protected and not knocked out. In addition, they should be considered for sports where falls are frequent, such as ice skating or gymnastics.

Man sleeping in his bed

If You Clench Your Teeth At Night

Many people have no idea that they clench their teeth at night because they are asleep! In fact, they usually only find out when their dentist notices at a routine dental exam. By that time, it may be too late to repair lost dental enamel. If you clench your teeth at night, our local dentists can help custom fit a mouthguard for you. Learn more today.

man holding his jaw in pain

If You Clench Your Teeth During the Day

Some people clench their teeth during the day, either from nervousness or from just an old habit. Our custom mouthguards are thinner for during the day wear so that they are hardly noticeable by others.

person biting a pencil

You Grind Your Teeth

Grinding your teeth (or bruxism) is when they rub up against one another, which can cause jaw pain and teeth problems, like wearing them down sooner rather than later. Like clenching your teeth, this happens a lot during the night. Mouthguards ensure your upper and lower teeth do not touch while grinding, protecting the health of your teeth.


Call our dental clinic, Love to Smile, in Overland Park, Peculiar, Lenexa, or our mobile studio, for a dental appointment today!