Family Dentistry

Custom Mouthguard

Introduction to Custom Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards are essential protective devices for your teeth, tailored to fit perfectly and provide optimal protection against dental injuries. At Houston Dental Oasis, we specialize in creating high-quality, personalized mouthguards for sports, night use, and more.

Why Houston Dental Oasis for Your Mouthguard Needs?

Our clinic stands out for its commitment to quality, precision, and patient comfort. We use the latest dental technologies to ensure that every mouthguard meets the specific needs and preferences of our patients.

Understanding Custom Mouthguards

What Is a Custom Mouthguard?

A custom mouthguard is a protective device made from impressions of your own teeth, providing a snug, comfortable fit and superior protection compared to over-the-counter options.

Benefits of Custom Mouthguards Over Store-Bought Options

Custom mouthguards offer enhanced comfort, better protection, and durability. They are designed to fit the exact contours of your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of dislodgement during use.

The Process of Getting a Custom Mouthguard

Initial Consultation and Dental Impressions

The process begins with a consultation and taking precise dental impressions. These impressions are crucial for crafting a mouthguard that fits flawlessly.

Manufacturing Process: From Digital Scans to Mouthguard

We discuss how the mouthguards are made from the initial Digital Scans, highlighting the craftsmanship and materials that contribute to the final product's quality and effectiveness.

Types of Custom Mouthguards

Sports Mouthguards

Designed specifically for athletes, sports mouthguards protect against impacts common in sports like football, boxing, and hockey.

Night Guards for Bruxism

Night guards are essential for patients who grind their teeth in their sleep, preventing wear and damage to their dentition.

Who Needs a Custom Mouthguard?

Athletes in Contact Sports

Custom mouthguards are indispensable for anyone participating in contact sports, offering protection against severe dental injuries.

Individuals with Bruxism or TMJ Issues

We explain how custom mouthguards can alleviate symptoms of bruxism and TMJ disorders, enhancing sleep quality and reducing pain.

Caring for Your Custom Mouthguard

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Proper care extends the life of your mouthguard. We provide tips on cleaning and storing your mouthguard effectively.

When to Replace Your Mouthguard

Learn to recognize the signs that your mouthguard needs replacing to ensure it continues to provide the best protection.

The Importance of a Proper Fit

How a Well-Fitted Mouthguard Protects You

A well-fitted mouthguard not only protects the teeth but also reduces the risk of concussions and jaw injuries.

Common Issues with Poorly Fitted Mouthguards

We discuss the risks associated with ill-fitting mouthguards, including reduced effectiveness and increased discomfort.

Advanced Technology in Mouthguard Design

Use of Modern Materials and Design Techniques

Explore the advanced materials and design techniques that make today's custom mouthguards more comfortable and durable than ever.

Benefits of 3D Imaging and Printing in Custom Mouthguards

3D imaging and printing technology allow for unparalleled precision in mouthguard design, offering a perfect fit and fast production times.

Cost and Insurance Coverage

Investment in a Custom Mouthguard

Discuss the cost-effectiveness of investing in a custom mouthguard, considering its benefits over cheaper, less effective options.

Navigating Insurance and Payment Options

We provide guidance on handling insurance claims and payment options to make the process as smooth as possible for our patients.


How long does it take to get a custom mouthguard?

It typically takes about one to two weeks to receive your custom mouthguard. The process involves an initial consultation, taking Digital Scans, and the actual manufacturing of the mouthguard.

Can I wear a custom mouthguard with braces?

Yes, you can wear a custom mouthguard with braces. It's actually recommended to use a custom mouthguard if you have braces to protect the braces and prevent injuries to the soft tissues of your mouth.

How do I know if my mouthguard fits correctly?

A properly fitted mouthguard should be snug but comfortable. It should stay in place without having to clench your teeth, and it should cover all your teeth and possibly part of the gums.

What should I do if my mouthguard is uncomfortable?

If your mouthguard is uncomfortable, consult with your dentist. It may need adjustments for a better fit. Never try to adjust it yourself as you could damage it.

How often should I replace my custom mouthguard?

Replace your custom mouthguard at least every sports season or annually, depending on the frequency of use and signs of wear such as thinning, tears, or bite marks.

Does insurance cover the cost of a custom mouthguard?

Coverage for custom mouthguards depends on your dental insurance plan. Some insurance plans may cover them, especially for children and adolescents, but others might not. It's best to check with your insurance provider.

Booking Your Custom Mouthguard Appointment

How to Schedule a Mouthguard Consultation at Houston Dental Oasis

Scheduling an appointment for a custom mouthguard is easy. We detail the steps involved, from the initial call to the appointment day.

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Your first visit will involve a detailed examination and consultation to assess your needs and take impressions for your custom mouthguard.


We encourage everyone needing a custom mouthguard or any dental services to contact Houston Dental Oasis. Our commitment to your dental health is our top priority, ensuring you receive the best possible care and protection.

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Evening after 6 pm & Saturdays by Appointment.

Monday: 9am-8pm

Tuesday: 9am-6pm

Wednesday: 9am-8pm

Thursday: 8am-6pm

Friday: 9am-7pm

Saturday: 9am-1pm

Sunday: Closed

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