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Why You Should Opt For a Custom Mouthguard

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  • May 21, 2018

Protect your teeth and gums with our affordable dentistry services, including customized mouthguards. Learn more about these dental devices and how they can help prevent serious oral injuries. 


If you are very active or play a lot of sports, you may be at a higher risk of sports injuries and dental emergencies, such as broken or fractured teeth. If you do have an oral emergency, it’s important to visit your Calgary dentist as soon as possible because they can:

  • prevent tooth loss
  • provide quick pain relief
  • lower your risk of dental infections
  • improve your appearance

Remember: With any dental emergencies, prompt treatment is key. Seeing the dentist immediately means more affordable treatments and fewer oral problems in the future.

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Importance of Wearing a Mouthguard

A custom mouthguard is a flexible custom-fitted device that is worn over teeth during athletic or recreational activities to protect them from damage. A custom fitting mouth guard that fits properly may be especially important if you wear braces or suffer from TMJ or nighttime bruxism.

Wearing a mouthguard is a very important precaution for athletes of all ages and abilities as it can help protect against:

  • Chipped/broken teeth
  • Root and bone damage
  • Tooth loss
  • Jaw fractures
  • Serious injuries such as cerebral haemorrhage, concussion, and neck injuries

In addition, by keeping soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, mouthguards help prevent cutting/bruising of the lips, tongue, and cheeks, especially for athletes or wear orthodontic appliances such as braces.

 

What is a Custom Mouthguard?

A custom-fitted mouthguard one that is made from a cast to precisely fit your teeth. While it’s more expensive than other types of mouthguards, it tends to offer the greatest degree of fit, comfort, and protection.

How will my dentist make a custom mouthguard?

During a visit to your dentist, he/she will make an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental laboratory technician who uses it as a mold to create the custom-fitted mouthguard.

Keep in mind:

  • Because the mouth, like other parts of the body, experiences growth spurts, it’s important that the dentist evaluates a child’s or adolescent’s mouth before choosing a mouthguard.
  • Also, different sports involve different levels of risk and potential injury. Your dentist can help customize a mouthguard based on your or your child’s specific activity.

 

3 Benefits of Wearing a Custom Mouthguard

Accidents and emergencies happen, especially during a sports game, and a customized mouthguard can keep your teeth and jaw safe by reducing the risk of damage that comes from an unexpected impact or contact.

Here are 3 benefits of choosing a custom mouthguard over a shelf guard:

1. Every Mouth is Different

Our Calgary dentists know that not all mouths are created the same and so an off the shelf mouthguard will never be an exact fit for your mouth. For example, if you have crooked teeth, a store-bought mouthguard can’t adequately protect them and may end up doing more damage than good.

 

2. Lower Dental Costs in the Long Run

While many people worry about the affordability of custom mouthguards, the truth is that it costs a lot less than dental reconstruction and emergency dental procedures. A shelf mouthguard might be cheaper than a custom fitted one, but it won’t do much to protect you against impact and the need for emergency oral services.

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3. Longer Life Span

Custom mouthguards tend to be made from two strong layers of vinyl material, not only ensuring a snug fit but making them longer-lasting. Due to the fact that they’re moulded to fit your mouth, a tighter fit means your mouthguard will not only fit better and keep your teeth safe from impact, but they’ll also last much longer.

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