Keep Your Smile Safe
  • Feel comfortable wearing a custom mouthguard
  • Keep your teeth whole by preventing teeth grinding
  • Improve the quality of your sleep & snore less

Avoid Dental Damage With Mouthguards in Elizabethtown

You already do what you can to care for your mouth. You brush and floss, and you get dental cleanings and exams. If you play sports or grind your teeth during the night, you may also want to get custom mouthguards in Elizabethtown, KY. Our mouthguards are:

  • Custom-made to fit your teeth
  • More comfortable to wear than store-bought mouthguards
  • Effective in preventing damage to your teeth
  • Helpful in solving teeth grinding or snoring issues

Your mouthguard will work better when it’s molded for your mouth. We can create one or more for you, depending on your needs. Call 270-491-3768 (Lakewood) or 270-200-6225 (Lincoln Trail) to set up an appointment at Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry.

Get Personalized Mouthguards to Protect Your Teeth

We make mouthguards as part of our general dental care. We can make them for multiple purposes. Find the right one for you:

  • Athletic Mouthguards – According to the American Dental Association, athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injuries. You should be wearing a mouthguard for any high-impact sport. It’s especially important for sports that involve contact, frequent jumping, changes in speed and direction, or batting or throwing objects (such as balls, discs, and pucks).
  • Teeth Grinding Night Guards – Millions of people clench and grind their teeth in their sleep. This can lead to jaw pain, facial pain, and TMJ disorders. It also can increase your risk of cracked teeth, tooth decay, and gum disease. The right night guard prevents the clenching and grinding, alleviates your pain, and stops you from causing undue wear-and-tear to your teeth.
  • Sleep Mouthguards – If you have sleep apnea, it interferes with the quality of your sleep. People with this sleep disorder often snore, too, which affects anyone sharing a bed, room, or hallway with them. The right oral appliance can improve your sleep and end your snoring. Many people prefer this to a CPAP.

Don’t wait to do something good for your smile. Call Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry at 270-491-3768 (Lakewood) or 270-200-6225 (Lincoln Trail) for custom-designed mouthguards in Elizabethtown, KY. Or schedule online if it’s more convenient.

Common Questions About Mouthguards

How does a mouthguard work for snoring?

If you have sleep apnea, we can fit you with a custom mouthguard that fits comfortably in your mouth while you sleep. It will gently move your lower jaw forward a bit to help keep your tongue and the soft tissues in the back of your throat from blocking your airway during sleep. The result will be easier breathing with reduced or no snoring and fewer or no sleep apnea episodes.

How do I clean my mouthguard?

To clean your mouthguard, first, rinse it thoroughly with water to remove any debris or bacteria. Then, gently clean the mouthguard with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or toothpaste. Rinse the mouthguard again with water and dry it thoroughly before storing it in a case. Avoid using hot water or leaving the mouthguard in direct sunlight, as it can warp the material.

Why are mouthguards important?

The most common reason to wear a mouthguard is to protect your teeth and gums while playing sports. Whether you’re participating in a contact sport or not, a well-made mouthguard is your best defense against blows to the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw. Mouthguards can also alleviate symptoms of teeth grinding, TMJ disorders, and even obstructive sleep apnea.

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