440 West 65th Street | Hialeah, Fl 33012  (305) 456-6322

Mouthguards in Hialeah, FL

It’s natural to be concerned about your oral health if you have a habit of teeth grinding. Similarly, parents often worry about their children getting hurt during sports activities. Fortunately, there’s a single solution for both issues: a custom mouthguard.


According to the American Dental Association, wearing custom mouthguards is crucial for athletes to prevent serious oral injuries and trauma while playing sports. These removable dental devices offer protection to the teeth and gums against such impacts. Even for recreational sports enthusiasts, wearing a mouthguard is essential as it provides enhanced tooth protection and ease of use.


Varieties of Mouthguards:

  • Preformed Mouthguards: Available at sports stores, preformed mouthguards come with a standard teeth pattern. While they are the most economical option, they may not be comfortable for everyone, especially those with misaligned teeth. Many users find them painful on the gums.
  • “Boil and Bite” Mouthguards: Partially adjustable, these mouthguards are also found at sports stores. Initially flat and relatively rigid, they become moldable after being placed in boiling water. Users then shape them onto their teeth using their fingers and tongue. They offer greater comfort compared to preformed mouthguards.
  • Personalized or Custom Mouthguards: Crafted in dental offices, personalized mouthguards provide the best fit. Dr. Oramas creates these mouthguards by taking an impression of your teeth, ensuring optimal safety and comfort. They are unmatched in both comfort and protection, making them highly recommended, especially for patients wearing braces.

Who Should Wear Mouthguards:

  • Professional athletes in contact sports like hockey, football, and boxing.
  • Children and adults participating in contact sports or other activities with injury risks.
  • Individuals who grind their teeth at night, as grinding can damage tooth enamel and cause jaw pain and headaches. Special mouthguards or nocturnal bite plates worn overnight can alleviate these issues by preventing grinding.

Mouthguard Care and Maintenance:

Keeping your mouthguard clean is essential for its longevity and effectiveness. After each use, rinse or clean it with a mild cleanser and thoroughly rinse before reinserting. Store it in a ventilated container to prevent damage or odors. Acrylic mouthguards should be fully immersed in water to maintain their shape and properties.


Oramas Dental Center

Hialeah, FL Cosmetic Dentist
440 West 65th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
Phone: (305) 456-6322


Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday: Closed