A mouthguard is a plastic guard that is fitted for your teeth. Good mouth guards fit comfortably and protect your teeth at the same time. Contacting your dentist about having a custom fitted mouth guard fabricated will give you the best fit and therefore the most protection….
Why You Should Wear a Mouthguard
A mouthguard will protect your teeth from being chipped and will also protect any dental work you may have had. A mouthguard will also protect your jaw from being knocked out of place when hit by a ball or another player. Mouthguards also have been shown to reduce the effects of blows that normally cause concussions, thereby lessening the effect.
Sports That Should Require a Mouthguard
Mouthguards should be worn when playing most sports. Players should wear mouthguards in any sport where their face can be hit. Sports such as football, hockey, and boxing are most important for wearing a mouthguard, but basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, and wrestling are also sports in which your face or mouth could be damaged. A mouthguard would be a healthy choice for protection in all these sports.
Why Would You Want a Custom Mouthguard?
Custom mouthguards fit best because they are made from exact and precise models of a player’s own teeth. They are easy to clean and comfortable. Most are tear resistant, odorless, and tasteless. Custom mouthguards have the right thickness in the areas that need the most protection, so they don’t feel over invasive or too bulky.
What and How Custom Mouthguards Are Made
Modern Pressure Laminated mouthguards are made of a thermoplastic material, usually EVA that is adapted over the player’s teeth model with a vacuum machine. After this process, the mouthguard is trimmed and polished to allow for a proper tooth and gum fit. Both the back and front teeth are covered to ensure the player’s muscle attachments are not affected. The mouthguard is then tried on to ensure the best and most comfortable fit.
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About Tri-State Family Dentistry
Tri-State Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care possible. Being privately owned since 2009, we don’t experience the corporate pressure that other dental practices have to hit certain revenue numbers. You will never be ‘sold’ dentistry at Tri-State Family Dentistry. After we explain your treatment options, you can make your own decisions.