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Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard: Over-the-Counter vs Custom-Fitted

Mouthguard and toothbrushWhen it comes to protecting your teeth during physical activities, wearing a mouthguard is a must. However, not all mouthguards are created equal, and in this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of custom-fitted mouthguards compared to over-the-counter ones.

Custom-Fitted Mouthguards

Custom-fitted mouthguards are designed to fit your teeth perfectly. We make them in our office using impressions of your teeth, ensuring maximum protection and comfort. Unlike over-the-counter mouthguards, custom-fitted ones are made from a more durable and protective material, providing better protection against dental injuries. Additionally, they don’t feel bulky or uncomfortable, which can lead to distraction and hinder performance.

Over-the-Counter Options

Over-the-counter guards are readily available and can provide some protection. However, they are not designed to fit your teeth perfectly, and often feel bulky and uncomfortable.

This can affect the wearer’s breathing and communication, leading to distraction and performance issues.

Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard

Wearing a guard offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Prevents dental injuries and tooth loss
  • Reduces the risk of jaw injuries
  • Improves breathing and communication during physical activities
  • Enhances performance by reducing distractions and promoting focus
  • Promotes overall health and wellbeing by preventing dental pain and infections.

Interested in getting a custom mouthguard made? We’d love to help. Contact us today to book an appointment!

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