Many sports have specialised equipment to keep you safe while you play. Some sports have helmets; some sports have gloves or shin guards. It is important also to keep your teeth safe while playing sports, and you may be tempted to purchase an ordinary mouthguard to protect your teeth while you play. However you may want to consider the advantages of a custom fit mouthguard before making that decision.
Here are five reasons to wear a custom-fit mouthguard.
Custom-Fit is More Comfortable
Your mouthguard is created with a mould of your mouth. It stays in place and won’t rub your mouth in all of the wrong places. Since custom-fit is more comfortable, you will be focused on the game. An ill-fitting mouthguard will not keep your teeth as well protected as a mouthguard that is made for you. In fact, and improperly fitting mouthguard can do more harm.
Custom-Fit is More Durable
A custom mouthguard is made of a double layer vinyl. It is much more durable than a mouth guard you can pick up at a sporting goods shop. Since your mouthguard is made especially for you, the proper fit means that the appliance will last longer while providing superior performance. The cushioning effect of your mouthguard will also protect your jaw.
Designed for Your Needs
Every sport is different. The type of mouthguard you need will be determined by your sport. Your dentist is an expert in protecting your teeth. A mouth guard that is custom-fit by your dentist will keep your teeth from clashing together and will protect your lips from and inner cheeks from bruising and cuts caused by contact with your teeth during impact.
Can Prevent Serious Injury
Your custom-fit mouthguard cannot keep you from getting hit in the face with a ball or an elbow, but it will protect your teeth when accidents happen. Having a tooth fractured or knocked out is never pleasant. Your mouth guard may also prevent a concussion. You could get a concussive injury by the force of your lower jaw hitting your upper teeth. Since your mouthguard keeps your teeth from contact, this injury can be avoided.
Your mouthguard can be a design of your choice. You can choose your team colours. You can personalise the appliance. Custom styling of your mouth guard can keep it from being lost.
Contact us at Morrin Dental, Newcastle, if you’d like to find out more about custom-fit mouthguards.