Nightguards & Sportsguards – McKinney, TX

Keeping Smiles Intact

Whether it is a new sport your teenager is playing or helping them navigate the stresses that come with cramming before a big test, their teeth can fall victim to potential damage. At Blackwell Dentistry, Dr. Neale doesn’t want to see your teen with an incomplete or worn-down smile, so combat these issues, he is pleased to offer your child a customized nightguard or sportsguard to protect their teeth and gums. These comfortable oral appliances make it easy for them to play in the big game or better prepare for that difficult math test without worrying about the effects of teeth grinding or what a hard-hitting tackle could do to their smile. To find out how your teen can get their own customized nightguard or sportsguard, contact us today.

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Qualified dentist to provide personalized treatment

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Customized oral appliances to better protect your child’s smile

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Optimal comfort using advanced materials

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The Purpose of Nightguards and Sportsguards

Depending on the dentist, they may refer to these oral appliances as “mouthguards.” With so many varieties available, Dr. Neale makes it easy to decipher which one will suit your teen’s needs.

NIGHTGUARDS

If your child or teenager is suffering from teeth grinding, which is also known as bruxism, you will notice their teeth appear to be worn down. They may even complain of jaw pain, as this common condition is closely associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

The reason bruxism occurs is the result of stress, an abnormal bite, missing or crooked teeth, or a more serious condition known as sleep apnea.

As the parent, it is advised that you monitor your child while they sleep. Should you notice that they grind their teeth, it is in their best interest to call our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Neale. After further examination, he can recommend a nightguard to minimize the wear and tear of tooth enamel and eliminate jaw pain.

These custom-made devices are designed to keep teeth from coming into contact with each other and will fit comfortably within your teenager’s mouth, so they experience no issues when wearing while they are asleep.

SPORTSGUARDS

If teeth grinding isn’t the issue, you can still benefit from a custom oral appliance if your teen is actively involved in sports. No matter if it’s basketball, baseball, football, tennis, or any other contact sport, your teen’s mouth can easily succumb to damage and serious injury if hit with a hard tackle or fly ball.

Dr. Neale can create a custom sportsguard that ensures enough room for your teen to speak without problems and receive the protection they need while on the field, court, or track.

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How to Tell if Your Child is a Good Candidate

While nearly all children and teenagers are qualified to receive a sportsguard, there are some who may not be an ideal candidate for a nightguard. Should your child show any of the following signs, it’s best to make an appointment with Dr. Neale to discuss which treatment option is right for their needs:

Frequent headaches
Facial pain
Tooth sensitivity
Excessive wear and tear of the tooth enamel
Chronic jaw pain
Lower jaw swelling
Tooth cracks or chips
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Benefits of Protective Oral Appliances

You will discover the benefits of protective oral appliances will give not only you but also your teen greater peace of mind whether it is on the field or asleep in bed.

Some of these benefits include:

Advanced protection
Healthier teeth and gums
Devices are custom-made for optimal comfort and protection
Improved breathing because they are less bulky than store-bought sportsguards or nightguards

What our Patients Say About us

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(4.8)Average Rating
Jacqulynn Sanders
Jacqulynn Sanders
This is the ONLY dentist I will ever take my daughters to. The entire staff has made dental visits no longer traumatized for my girls. Dr. Neale, himself has stopped working on other clients and made sure that when my girls were on the verge of having a meltdown, that they were able to get back down to their normal breathing and sweet hearted natures. Everyone in his office and on his staff, from the moment you Walk into the office, take their own time and special approach all to assure you of the best, care possible, without the fear, trauma, and brutal methods alot of other dentist s use to " manage" small children. The members of Blackwell dentistry actually do care about each and every patient they see, and I am grateful my girls are no longer fearful or having panic attacks when I inform them that their visit is due. Thank you guys so much for the time, patience, and care you give us each and every visit!!
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Sep 29, 2022
Wesley Walker
Wesley Walker
The ladies there are professional but they run you through like a piece of meat on a assembly line. The dentist came in behind me and didn't bother to greet me and when he did he looked all of about 12 years old with the bed side manner of a slug, when I showed concern about taking 3 weeks to get my dentures and the high cost he just turned and walked out never to return. I wouldn't let him work on my dogs teeth. I would not recommend them, look around you can find a better deal and by far a better dentist
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Oct 19, 2022
Melanie Antry
Melanie Antry
First off hand; calling to schedule an appointment was a breeze. Amanda has a pleasant voice! Upon entering the office you are greeted by everyone in the front desk. So very welcoming right off the bat! The waiting room was nicely decorated, there's an area where it's very kid friendly. Pretty fun place! I believe the lady that helped me was Kaylie.. Or Taylor?. She was very knowledgeable in what she does and educated me in everything. My daughter has had fear of dentist from 2 previous dentist ago (California). Kaylie or Taylor was so patient with her and gave my daughter the fear free of having someone just look at her mouth and do some cleaning. After leaving my daughter said "I like her mom. She has gentle hands!". One of my son said "Mom! Densmonds hands are light as feathers!". Amazing! Dr Neale is great and made you feel comfortable! Dr. Neale and his entire staff is by far the best that I've encountered. I highly recommend Blackwell Dentistry to anyone who's looking for a great experience!
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Aug 04, 2022
Olivia Page
Olivia Page
I love this place. They are very friendly and professional. I can’t imagine going to another dentist !
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Aug 18, 2022
Nicosha Anderson
Nicosha Anderson
We have been coming to Blackwell dentistry for years now. We love the special things they do to give back to their customers as well as their community. I am always seeing new things there are doing to give back and to interact with their patients and others. The last time we were there we had 3 new dental assistants. We loved all three! Marfa was so thorough with her cleaning. The most I’ve personally ever seen an assistant do anywhere on a kid. She taught my kids new things as well as told them the reasons for each thing. It was very educational to them and to me as well. Melody was with my 5 year old and she was so great with her. She really focused on her having fun and enjoying the dentist. She was so great with the kids it made me want to be more patient and better with them as well. I know she was just doing her every day job but you never know who is watching and can be inspired by your attitude. I wasn’t in the room with Michaiah but she was very nice and informative when I spoke with her. The ladies at the front desk are as always the sweetest and most helpful. We will continue our business at Blackwell Dentistry for as long as we can, and you should as well!
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Dec 09, 2021

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Dr. Neale and his family have a true passion for working within their neighborhood and helping to make it an even better place, partnering with nearby schools, youth centers, local events, and much more.

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When it comes to making the world a better place, even the littlest kindnesses go a very long way.

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Blackwell Dentistry

1520 S Main St, Blackwell, OK 74631, United States

Monday - 8AM - 7PM

Tuesday - 8AM - 7PM

Wednesday - 8AM - 7PM

Thursday - 8AM - 7PM

Friday - 8 AM - 4PM

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed