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Mouth Guards Can Protect Your Teeth from Sports Damage

Posted on 8/9/2021 by JP Dental & Implant Center
Mouth Guards Can Protect Your Teeth from Sports DamageMouth guards are dental devices that cover your teeth to protect them from damage. A standard mouthguard protects your teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks from the trauma caused by physical sports. There are two major categories of mouth guards: those made to protect teeth from physical damage in sporting activities and those made for people with teeth grinding problems. If you are looking for mouth guards to protect your teeth when playing your favorite sports, here are some commonly used options.

Custom-fitted Mouth Guards

These mouth guards are specifically designed for your mouth. Our professionals will use an impression of your teeth to create a custom mouthguard that perfectly and comfortably fits your mouth. This type of mouthguard is more effective and provides the best protection. Our professionals will customize it to ensure you have maximum protection when playing various sports. Apart from protecting you during sports, custom-made mouth guards can also be designed to protect you against tooth grinding. They are more comfortable in your mouth, and you won't struggle to adjust to them.

Boil-and-Bite Mouth Guards

These are a type of mouth protectors made from thermoplastic material. They can easily be shaped and used as teeth protection in sporting activities. You can soften them by placing them in hot water. After it is soft enough, you then place it into your mouth and use fingers to press it against molars. If you feel that the mouthguard is in the right position, bite down on it for around 20 seconds. You can then remove the mouthguard and run it under cool water to make it firm.

As much as this type of mouthguard can help protect your teeth, it is not as effective as custom-made mouth guards. If not shaped correctly, it may not fit perfectly in your mouth, causing discomfort when worn. Visit our office to get your sports mouthguard fitted.


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