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15 December 2023

WHY CUSTOM MOUTHGUARDS FROM YOUR DENTIST ARE THE SUPERIOR CHOICE

As dental professionals, we can't emphasize the importance of prevention in oral care. One significant preventive measure is using mouthguards, crucial for night bruxism and athletic activities. Though the temptation to opt for over-the-counter mouthguards is understandable, here's why a custom mouthguard crafted by your dentist is a superior choice. Let's start with the basics. […]

As dental professionals, we can't emphasize the importance of prevention in oral care. One significant preventive measure is using mouthguards, crucial for night bruxism and athletic activities. Though the temptation to opt for over-the-counter mouthguards is understandable, here's why a custom mouthguard crafted by your dentist is a superior choice.


Let's start with the basics. Nightguards are essential for those who clench and grind their teeth during sleep, a condition known as bruxism. This habit can lead to severe tooth damage over time. Wearing a nightguard mitigates this risk. Similarly, sports guards are indispensable for athletes, offering protection during physical activities. Contrary to popular belief, these aren't exclusive to high-contact sports; even activities like gymnastics or cycling can pose risks to your oral health.


While over-the-counter mouthguards offer immediacy and affordability, they have notable limitations. Pre-formed stock mouthguards, despite being ready to use, seldom provide a perfect fit due to their limited size options. Boil-and-bite alternatives offer a better fit but compromise on durability and thickness, necessitating frequent replacements.


In contrast, custom mouthguards from your dentist are tailored to your specific dental structure. The process begins with an impression of your teeth, from which a detailed mold is created. This mold is a blueprint for a high-quality plastic mouthguard precisely shaped for maximum comfort and protection. For sports guards, there's the bonus of personalization with custom colors aligning with your personal style or team colors.


The essential advantage of a dentist-made mouthguard is its superior fit and comfort. A well-fitting mouthguard provides optimal protection and encourages regular use – a crucial factor in preventing dental emergencies. While the initial cost might be higher than store-bought options, the long-term benefits – comfort, durability, and effective protection – make custom mouthguards a wise investment in dental health.

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