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How To Choose The Right Mouthguard For Sports

Posted on 7/10/2023 by Evan
How To Choose The Right Mouthguard For SportsA mouthguard is a dental device worn over the teeth and gums to prevent injury to those areas when engaging in vigorous physical activity, such as sports. They are crucial in avoiding unpleasant mouth injuries and promoting optimal dental health. With so many options available, picking the best mouthguard might be challenging. The focus of today's piece is how to choose the right mouthguard for sporting events.

What Should You Consider Before Choosing A Mouthguard?

Athletes often choose between stock, boil-and-bite, and custom-fit mouthguards. Since they only come in a few sizes, pre-formed stock mouthguards are the least expensive option but provide the least protection. Boil-and-bite mouthguards are made from a thermoplastic material that can be molded to the wearer's teeth by placing the device in boiling water for a few seconds.

Custom-made mouthguards are manufactured to fit the user's mouth perfectly. These are the most effective mouthguard on the market and give maximum protection. They are the most expensive but necessary for athletes and anyone who often engages in strenuous physical activity.

A custom-made mouthguard is the most effective treatment for teeth grinding. They are customized to fit over teeth and ease tension on the jaws. Over-the-counter mouthguards are not a viable answer for individuals who grind their teeth since they cannot conform to the individual shape of each person's mouth.

An uncomfortable and ineffective mouthguard is worse than useless. It may not be easy to speak normally or breathe when exercising if the mouthguard is too thin or light.

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