It is important to take care of your oral health specially if you have a habit of grinding your teeth. It is also normal for sportspersons to get injured while playing sports. Fortunately, some mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth from getting damaged.
Types of Mouthguards
Preformed mouthguards: These types of mouthguards are available at sports stores and have a unique teeth pattern. They are affordable but might not be entirely comfortable especially if you have perfectly aligned teeth.
“Boil and bite” mouthguards: They are partially adjustable mouthguards that are flat and hard until you put them in boiling water. The user can adjust them in the mouth using their fingers and tongue. They are more comfortable than preformed mouthguards.
Personalized or custom mouthguards: These are personalized mouthguards that are designed to best fit your mouth. A soft and resistant material is used to create them. They offer great comfort and protection.
Who Should Wear Mouthguards
- Professional athletes who play any sort of contact sport such as hockey, football, boxing, and many others.
- Children and adults who engage in any sports activity with risks of injury (e.g. skateboarding).
- People who grind their teeth at night. A special mouthguard will protect your teeth from getting damaged.
Mouthguards Care and Maintenance
Care and maintenance of mouthguards is a relatively simple process and doesn’t need a lot of time and effort. You just need to keep it clean. Clean it with a mild cleanser and rinse thoroughly. Make sure to store it in a ventilated container to prevent damage. With the right mouthguard, you will feel protected and confident.
For more information and to see which option is right for you, book an appointment or call us at
Coral Dentistry- (905)-794-6777
Copper Ridge Dentistry- (905)-451-7777