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You Should Get Customized Mouthguards To Protect Your Teeth

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Dr. David Wanserski
You Should Get Customized Mouthguards To Protect Your TeethYou need mouthguards to help protect your teeth from physical damage. These oral appliances create a barrier to keep the teeth in place once you are struck by outside forces. A majority of mouthguards rest on top of the teeth and the bottom teeth remain bare. Quality mouthguards should have three qualities. One, they need to provide the most protection possible. Two, they should be comfortable. And three, they should be easy to take care of and clean.

Sports Mouthguards

If you are playing sports, you need to wear mouth protection like a mouthguard. You may also be recommended a mouthguard if you grind and clench. There are many options for mouthguards, however, not all are created the same. The various types are boil and bite, stock, and custom-fitted.

You can get stock mouthguards over the counter. You can find them in sporting goods stores or even grocery stores. These mouthguards get their name from the fact that they are one-size-fits-all items. If you are looking for a cheaper mouthguard, stock mouthguards are an option. However, they offer little protection against physical damage.

The other type, boil and bite guard, can be found in grocery stores and sporting goods stores, just like stock mouthguards. Although they are relatively expensive, they do offer more comfort compared to stock mouthguards. These oral appliances get their name from how they are fitted in the mouth. You put them in hot water before biting them so that you have a better fit. Again, like stock mouthguards, boil and bite guards offer little protection but make it easier to breathe through the mouth.

Custom-fitted guards are created by a dentist and offer more comfort as well as safety. Before making them, a dentist takes a mold of the teeth, which he or she uses to create the mouthguard. This way, the guard exactly fits your teeth. We recommend custom-fit mouthguards because they work great to stop physical damage to the teeth. These restorations fit snugly on the teeth. To get custom-fitted mouthguards, contact us.

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