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How a Custom Mouthguard Helps Protect Your Oral and Overall Health

Do you play a lot of sports? Here are some reasons why you need a custom mouth guard and how this device can help protect your teeth, appearance, and your oral health.

A mouthguard is a flexible, custom-fitted device that is worn over the teeth during athletic activities to protect them from damage. A custom mouthguard is particularly important if you wear braces, have fixed anterior bridgework, or simply want to protect your smile from injury.

The ideal custom mouthguard should:

  • Not limit your breathing or speech abilities
  • Stay firmly in place while you are in action
  • Provide an extremely high degree of comfort and fit
  • Be easy to clean and durable
  • Odourless, tasteless, and tear resistant

Do I really need to wear a custom mouth guard? If you play any sport, whether it’s contact or non-contact, the answer is YES. A mouthguard will buffer any damage to your teeth caused by blows or physical contact. They also act as a barrier between your teeth and cheeks/lips/tongue, limiting your risk of soft tissue damage.


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Do I Really Need to Wear a Custom Mouthguard?

Did you know that dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury in sports? If you are highly active and play sports such as ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, boxing, or basketball, to name a few, then you may want to seriously consider purchasing a custom mouthguard.

In fact, contrary to popular opinion, a custom mouthguard does a lot more than simply protect your teeth from injury, they can also:

  • Help reduce the chance of a concussion
  • Protect your jaw joints against injury
  • Prevent your soft tissues from being injured
  • Cushion your teeth against an impact
  • Prevent injuries to your jaw and/or neck

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Remember: Without a mouthguard, a direct impact to the front of your face can fracture your teeth, or even knock them out, leading to extensive and expensive dental restorative treatment. So if you want to protect your oral health and save money, then investing in a custom mouthguard is an excellent idea.


3 Reasons You Need a Custom-Made Mouthguard

While there are several types of mouthguards, such as boil and bite and ready-made mouthguards, dentists often recommend you purchase a custom mouthguard, as this will provide you with the best possible protection.

Here are just some reasons why you should opt for a custom-made mouthguard:

  1. Not all mouthguards should be the same. Different sports require different types of mouthguards with different thicknesses. Depending on the type of activity you engage in, your dentist can ensure your mouthguard gives you total protection.

  2. To get the most protection out of your mouthguard, it must fit perfectly. Everyone’s mouth is different. Mouthguards must fit tightly enough to remain firmly on your upper teeth, which is why you need a custom device.

  3. Breathing and speaking should be easy when wearing a mouthguard. A lot of ready-made mouthguards interfere with your breathing or speaking. A custom mouthguard will never feel uncomfortable to wear and will allow you to concentrate on, and enjoy your activity.


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To find out more about our holistic dental services, including custom mouthguards and emergency dental care, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or book an appointment. You can find our clinic at 1333 8 St SW #1001, Calgary, AB T2R 1M6.

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