Why You Need to Wear Mouthguards

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Why You Need to Wear Mouthguards
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If you have an active lifestyle, safety should be one of your top priorities. Mouthguards are one among the most important protective gear you can use as they protect your teeth from possible damage caused by accidents and injuries.

Mouthguards are a highly recommended safety measure for any person participating in sports. This is because participating in any physical activity can involve a risk of contact to the mouth and face.

Before you decide on what mouthguard you should use, you should be aware of the options available as this will help you make the right decision before engaging in sports.

What Mouthguards Are Made Of?

Mouthguards are strong and flexible because they are made of a highly elastic and durable material formed to fit around your upper teeth and not damage the lower teeth or soft spots of the mouth. The design also offers some protection to the jaw and neck.

Aside from protecting your teeth and gums, mouthguards can also be used to correct teeth alignment and grinding (bruxism) issues.

Types of Mouthguards Available

There are three main types of mouthguards:

  • Stock mouthguards
  • Boil and bite
  • Custom mouthguards

Choosing the right type of mouthguard is crucial. If you don’t know what mouthguard to choose, your dentist can always suggest the best one for you.

The most affordable type of mouthguard is the stock or ready-made type. But stock mouthguards may not fit well and at times they can make breathing difficult. Boil-and-bite mouthguards are first softened with hot water and then moulded over your teeth. They are available at most sporting goods stores.

Among all the types of mouthguards, custom mouthguards are known to be the best type when it comes to function and comfort. They are fabricated and recommended by dentists. They offer the best fit, comfort and protection.

Injuries Prevented By Mouthguards

A good and effective mouthguard should be able to protect you from a host of injuries including broken or loose teeth, lacerations of the tongue, and cheek lacerations as well as jaw fracture or dislocation.

Some injuries may still happen, particularly in rough sports, but the risk is significantly lowered when you wear a mouthguard. Just make sure that the mouthguards fits your mouth properly before you go out and start playing sports. Wearing a poorly fitting mouthguard can lead to injury.

If you are considering participating in any activities or sports, consider purchasing a high-quality mouthguard. Custom mouthguards are ideal for anyone who’s into contact sports as they are comfortable to wear and highly effective in keeping your smile intact after playing sports.

High-quality Custom Mouthguards at Innovative Dental

At Innovative Dental, we can supply well-fitting mouthguards that are custom designed for your chosen sport. We will take an impression of your teeth, which is used, by our dental laboratory to fabricate your mouthguard. Dr Eshak will then give you full instructions on how to us your mouthguard. If you are looking for a good-quality mouthguard in Moonee Ponds, visit us at Innovative Dental today!

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At Innovative Dental, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers. To find out more, visit our special offers page today!

Call us on (03) 9346 8333 or book your appointment online today.

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