If you are an active sportsperson or participate in any contact sports, you may be at a higher risk of sports-related tooth injuries. Every year, countless children wind up in the emergency department with a knocked-out or cracked tooth as a result of sports-related injury.
Mouthguards are extremely useful dental equipment that helps avoid dental injuries and protect your teeth. Anyone who participates in sports that could result in a dental impact should wear a protective mouthguard. We offer at Smile Plus Dentistry, customized mouthguards to protect your child's oral health.
What Are Mouthguards?
Our dentist will create a mouthguard that is tailored to your individual dental needs. A mold of your teeth will be obtained to make a mouthguard that fits properly in your mouth. They are more secure and impossible to remove accidentally while sleeping because they fit perfectly.
Types of Mouthguards
A stock mouthguard is a type of standard-size oral appliance that may be purchased at any sporting goods retailer. While it guards the teeth, it does not fit perfectly or provides much comfort.
Boil-and-bite mouthguards are made of a special plastic that softens when heated. After cooling, the user can bite into it, and it will solidify and retain its shape. Although it outperforms a stock mouthguard in terms of fit, it does not provide a perfect fit.
Almost all professional athletes compete with custom-made mouthguards to protect their teeth. A skilled dentist would make molds of your teeth and utilize that information to design a custom mouthguard. It would be made of dental-grade plastic and would fit perfectly and protect your teeth.
Benefits of Mouthguards
It Protects Your Teeth
When you get hit with another player, your mouthguard protects your teeth from additional external pressure. Mouthguards provide excellent protection because they are custom-made for you.
It fits perfectly
Because it is custom-made for your mouth, it will fit and function correctly. Mouthguards work effectively and offer the best protection. You won't have to deal with the problem that an ill-fitting mouthguard causes.
The thickness of your mouthguard will vary depending on the sports you play. A boxer's mouthguard is significantly thicker than a tennis player's mouthguard. Boxing, more than tennis, can cause catastrophic mouth injuries.
Mouth Guards in San Diego, CA
At Smile plus Dentistry, in California, we provide the best dental care available today. To learn more about our services, contact our El Cajon office at (619) 444-6355, our Mira Mesa dental office at (858) 536-5550, or schedule an online consultation.