Our Glendale Dentist Shares Information About Protective Mouthguards

Written by Dr. McKay on Mar 22, 2022

Taking simple and effective steps to protect your smile today can pay dividends for years to come. That is why our Glendale dentists strongly suggest that both adult and pediatric patients wear protective dental gear when participating in contact and extreme sports. In this short article we’re going to be telling you more about key components of personalized dental gear… 


Personalized mouthguards are designed to fit over your unique smile, and to stay firmly in place. In case of impact or dental trauma these appliances protect your natural enamel, and redistribute the force of impact.

Structural Support

Well-fit dental appliance allows you to maintain healthy jaw function and bite alignment. Poorly designed oral appliances can actually lead to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, doing more harm than good.


Many patients are surprised at just how comfortable and unobtrusive their protective mouthguards are once in place. This is good news—as it makes it more likely that patients will wear their dental appliances at appropriate times!


Thermoplastic material is designed to stand up to the rigors of tooth-on-tooth pressure and contact. You can also clean these guards regularly without worrying about damaging their integrity.

The process for designing and fabricating your mouthguard is quick and convenient—just give our Glendale dentists a call to learn more and to schedule a personal consultation!