Choosing the right kind of mouthguard is important to the wellbeing of your teeth and gums. Aside from protecting them from injury, mouthguards are also used for correcting teeth alignment issues.
Common Types of Mouthguards
Readymade model – this type of mouthguard is a cheap version and purchased over the counter. It’s not personally made and fitted for your mouth. As a result, they can make breathing difficult.
Boil and Bite – this mouthguard is made of a flexible, thermoplastic, which can be customised to fit your mouth once heated in boiling water.
Custom-made mouthguards – This type requires dental visits and taking impressions of your teeth for the fabrication of the mouthpiece. This type of mouthguard provides the most comfortable fit among other options. Your dentist will ensure a correct and comfortable fit after manufacture.
Injuries Prevented by Mouthguards
A good mouthguard protects your teeth from different types of injuries such as broken or loose teeth, cheek and tongue lacerations as well as jaw dislocation or fracture.
By wearing a mouthguard, the risk of injury is significantly reduced when compared to not wearing one at all. Make sure that your mouthguard fits properly before you start playing sports. That’s because a poor fitting mouthguard can actually cause you injury.
If you participate in any contact sports or activities that may result in a hard fall, then it’s advisable to wear a mouthguard. From the three options stated above, custom made mouthguards are the best choice for anyone who plays contact sports as they are comfortable to wear, don’t affect your breathing and work better in preventing injuries.
High-quality Custom-made Mouthguards from Mernda
If you are looking for the best mouthguard, visit your Mernda dentist today at United Smiles. A good quality mouthguard is effective in protecting your mouth from injuries and reduces or prevents the effects of headaches and concussions. Wearing a good mouthguard allows you to enjoy playing sports without worrying about dental injuries. United Smiles provides high-quality customised, well-fitting mouthguards designed to offer you the right protection.
United Smiles is conveniently located in the heart of Mernda Village, serving patients from Doreen, Beveridge, Whittlesea, Mernda and from all Melbourne metro areas. Our dental office includes ample parking at the rear of the building. Wheelchair access is also available at the front of the building. Surgery can be performed on patients while they are still in their wheelchairs.
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