A custom made mouthguard is one, if not the, most important part of the uniform when it comes to amateur and professional athletes. Everyone who participates in a sporting activity, whether its surfing or skateboarding, should schedule an appointment for a custom fitted mouth protector.
According to your Midwest City dentist Dr. Julie Storm, thousands of mouth injuries could have been prevented had the athlete worn a mouthguard. Even the cheaper mouthguards provide some protection when it comes to a blow to the head.
What Types of Mouthguards are Available?
There are three types of mouth protectors available:
- Boil and Bite
- Custom Made Mouthguard
Standard mouth protectors are a one size fits all solution when it comes to protecting your mouth against injuries. No two people have the same mouth. With these types of mouthguards, most athletes grow tired of the discomfort and leave them at home or in the locker.
Boil and Bite mouth guards are slightly better than the standard version, but only just. These mouth protectors are placed in hot water and then put in the mouth to mold to your teeth. Unfortunately, Boil and Bite mouthguards can be just as uncomfortable as boil and bite.
A Custom Made Mouthguard is made by your dentist in Midwest City, Dr. Julie Storm, and offer the best protection. Because a custom made mouthguard is made to fit your teeth, it is more comfortable. These types of mouthguards are also manufactured out of smoother, thinner plastic.
The warmer weather is here and that means more time outdoors. Don’t get caught in the crossfire. Call or click and schedule an appointment for a custom-made mouth protector with your dentist today. It really can save you an unexpected trip to the dentist, or worse yet, the emergency room.
Call or click for your custom made mouthguard fitting today.