Protecting your teeth, gums, and jaw should be important to any patient, especially patients who participate in contact sports. Sports-related injuries are one of the most common reasons for dental emergencies. To avoid dental emergencies and protect your teeth, gum, and jaw, it is important to consider a custom mouthguard.
Custom mouthguards offer numerous benefits for your dental health. Our team at Herndon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can work with you to create a beautifully crafted mouthguard. If you would like to explore your options, visit our Herndon dentist office.
Custom Mouthguards VS. Store Bought Mouthguards
Custom fit mouthguards are designed to help maximize your performance. A custom mouthguard is highly personalized to meet your unique needs. Your dentist can manipulate the size, shape, and thickness of your mouthguard to maximize its benefits. Since a custom mouthguard is formulated specifically for your needs, it provides optimal comfort, safety, and design.
Over the counter mouthguards often rely on the “boil and bite” method to form to your teeth. This means that you boil the mouthguard until the plastic becomes soft and moldable. The mouthguard is placed in the mouth and you bite down gently until it forms to your mouth and teeth. Although this may seem like a proper way to create a fitted mouthguard, it can often leave gaps or spaces in your mouthguard. This means that your mouthguard will not protect your teeth properly and thus making it ineffective.
Whenever applicable, our team will recommend a custom fit mouthguard over a store bought mouthguard. Custom fit mouthguard offers superior fit and design.
Benefits of A Custom Mouthguard
A custom fit mouthguard offers several advantages for patients of all ages. If you play contact sports or participate in rigorous physical activity, you may benefit from a custom mouthguard form of Herndon, VA dentist office.
If you choose a custom mouth guard, you can look forward to these key benefits:
- Provides a comfortable fit
- Designed especially for your mouth so it won’t slip
- Allows for clear communication
- Great oxygen intake
- Effectively protects the teeth and gums from injury
Our team can work with you to design a custom fit mouthguard that meets your every need. Stay protect and maintain a healthy smile with your new custom mouthguard.