Posted on 4/12/2021 by Parkway Dentistry at Langtree
Playing a contact sport without wearing a mouthguard can result in severe dental injuries. If you or your loved one is involved in such a sport then you need to visit our professionals and learn how to get custom-fitted mouthguards while playing.
Wearing a Mouthguard During Gameplay
A sporting mouthguard is designed to protect the teeth and jaw while playing. This could prevent fractures, concussions, and even tooth loss. There are different kinds of mouthguards available in the market including ones that are available over the counter. We don't recommend using these mouthguards as they have a one-size-fits-all approach. Such mouthguards are not designed to fit your mouth. They would either be too loose or too tight and this does not offer complete protection.
Custom well-fitted mouthguards are known to prevent shock during an impact. As compared to basic over-the-counter mouthguards, custom mouthguards are designed by our professionals and are a superior choice. They are made of silicon which makes them more comfortable to wear. Our professionals design the mouthguard based on the shape of your mouth. Not only is this more comfortable to wear but it does not slip off while playing.
The Importance of a Well-Fitted Mouthguard
If your mouthguard is not fitted correctly, you won't be able to focus on the game. You will either clench your jaws too tight to prevent your mouthguard from falling off or try to flex your jaws if the mouthguard is too tight. In both scenarios, you are risking an injury because the mouthguard tends to slip off because of too much movement in the mouth.
A well-fitted custom mouthguard protects your teeth from any impact and also prevents any major or minor injuries. Athletes who wear veneers or braces can also wear mouthguards customized by our professionals.
If you are looking to protect your mouth from a sporting injury then getting a custom fit mouthguard is just for you.