A Sports Guard Can Protect Your Teeth
If you or one of your children are active in sports, injuries tend to be a common occurrence. When an injury arises, possible damage to your teeth could affect your speech, smile, and ability to chew. It’s important for you to protect yourself.
A Sports guard can protect your mouth from any hits to the face. Your top teeth are more prominent than your bottom teeth and are more likely to feel the force of a hit. A guard works to cover the top teeth while also protecting your tongue, inside of your cheeks, and jaw.
You should wear a mouthguard for any high contact sport, like football, hockey, or boxing. Keep in mind, injuries can occur in any physical activity, so anytime you feel there’s a risk you might get hurt, it would be a good idea to wear a guard.
Why Do I Need a Custom-Made Sports Guard?
You can buy a guard at most sporting goods stores that can be molded to your teeth by heating them up and biting down on them. However, if you want to give yourself the best possible protection and comfort, you should get a custom mouthguard made especially for you by your dentist.
Since they are designed from exact molds of your mouth, a custom-made sports guard fits much better than any that you’ll be able to find at a store. A professional and custom-made guard offers superior protection and comfort.
How Is It Made?
First, our dentist will use a special dental putty to make an impression of your mouth. This impression is then used to make a perfect replica of your teeth out of special plaster like material. The mold recreates every single nook and cranny in your teeth perfectly, allowing for a custom fit.
Finally, the replica is used by a lab to create a mouthguard that fits perfectly on the teeth. There shouldn’t be any problems with how it fits, however, if there are any issues, speak with Dr. Sims and he will be able to make adjustments accordingly.