Custom Sports Mouthguards

Custom sports mouthguards provide protection to the teeth, surrounding tissues, and jaw against trauma that is caused by contact sports. Most of the sporting injuries are dental injuries that result from collision of athletes who are not wearing mouthguards. Injuries vary from chipped tooth, broken tooth, teeth concussion, and avulsion. You can save a lot of trips to the dentist and unnecessary expenses if you wear a mouthguard.

Ready-made Mouthguards

A dental mouthguard may vary from one another depending on the kind and the cost. The cheapest mouthguard that you can find are those that are available in drug stores and sports stores. However, these are the disposable types. There is also a readymade mouthguard that is available in various sizes: small, medium, and large. They can be thrown away after using it. These disposable mouthguards are made with substandard materials which make it cheaper. These low quality mouthguards can only provide very minimal protection and may bring discomfort to the wearer. But because of its affordability, many people are still buying ready-made and disposable mouthguards.

Custom Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards on the other hand are the opposite of the disposable type. It costs more, and you will need a dentist to measure and evaluate you for your need of a custom mouthguard. A putty mixture is created by your dentist and this will be used to make the impression. This will then be sent to the dental technician. Since this is custom made, they do not worn out easily and you can fit them just right in your mouth since this is custom-made for you.

How to Care for your Mouthguard

  • Wash your mouthguard with cold water or with a mouthwash before and after using it. You can also use toothpaste and a toothbrush.
  • Every now and then, use a cool, soapy water to wash your mouthguard.
  • If you are not going to use your mouthguard, store it in a firm and perforated container to allow air to circulate and prevent damage.
  • Keep your mouthguard away from high temperatures. This can distort the shape of your mouthguard.
  • Watch out for signs of wear and tear. If there are holes or tears get a replacement.
  • If you are going for a dental visit, bring your mouthguard with you so your dentist can examine it as well.

Custom mouthguards are better for you because they can give you the most protection to your gums and teeth. A small investment in a custom sports mouthguard can go a long way towards protecting your teeth for the long term.