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Do Custom Mouthguards Really Protect the Mouth of an Athlete?

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Henricksen Family Dental
Do Custom Mouthguards Really Protect the Mouth of an Athlete?Mouthguards are an essential tool to keep your mouth and jaw safe while engaging in activities, such as sports, that could lead to significant impacts in the mouth. A custom mouthguard, in addition to keeping your teeth protected, has other benefits as well; read on to learn why a custom mouthguard is a smart play.

Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard

A custom fit mouthguard will provide you with optimum protection against injuries such as a concussion; it is not enough for a mouth guard to simply absorb shocks, it should absorb them and redistribute them in the correct way; a custom fit mouthguards can also preserve orthodontics, such as braces, which saves on the cost of having them repaired.

Custom mouthguards provide the best fit, because there is no excess material in places that there doesn't need to be any; while boil-and-bite mouthguards conform to your teeth, the don't do it optimally, and typically are bulky to accommodate various sized mouths.

This brings us to the superior comfort of a custom fit; not only are you getting a mouth guard that is less bulky, but you are getting one that is optimized for the types of sports that you are playing. For example, higher impact sports will require more shock-absorptive material, but you could get a perfectly crafted smaller guard to facilitate a more natural state for finesse sports such as tennis or gymnastics.

A custom fit mouthguard could save you a significant amount of money if there is any dental or orthodontic damage that occurs because of an improperly-fitted mouthguard; everything from broken teeth to stitches and broken braces are a possibility. We hope that you will strongly consider putting your health and safety in our hands; call our office to schedule an appointment for your custom fitting.

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