A mouthguard is a protective device worn over the teeth to prevent injury during sports or other activities where there is a risk of impact to the face or mouth. It helps cushion blows to the face and reduces the risk of broken teeth, jaw injuries, and soft tissue damage.

Types of Mouthguards

Custom-Fitted Mouthguard

  • Tailored by a dentist to snugly fit the teeth and surrounding gum.
  • Offers superior protection compared to ready-made mouthguards.

Ready-Made Mouthguard

  • Purchased over the counter and molded by the wearer to fit the teeth and gums.
  • Less effective in providing protection due to the lack of a snug fit.

Effectiveness of Mouthguards

While mouthguards cannot guarantee 100% protection against injuries, they significantly reduce the risk, akin to wearing a helmet while biking for head protection.

How to get a Custom-Fitted Mouthguard

Initial Appointment: Dentists take impressions of the teeth and gums.

Laboratory Fabrication: Impressions are sent to a laboratory to create a custom mouthguard in the chosen color.

Follow-Up Appointment: Approximately 4-5 working days later, the dentist inserts the mouthguard, ensures proper fit, and provides usage and maintenance instructions.

Prioritize your dental health and safety during sports activities by investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard tailored to your needs. Consult with your dentist for personalized recommendations and fittings.

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