Dental and Sports Mouth Guards

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If you play contact sports, you should protect your smile by wearing a mouth guard. It is even more critical that you protect your teeth and gums if you wear braces.

Types of mouth guards

When choosing a mouthguard, be sure to select one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well fitted for your mouth. Your mouthguard should be easy to keep clean and should never prevent you from breathing properly.

There are three main types of mouthguards that you can choose from—pre-made mouthguards, the “boil-and-bite” mouthguards, and custom-made mouthguards.

Pre-made mouth guards

Pre-made mouthguards are inexpensive and can be found at most sporting goods stores. However, stock mouth protectors rarely fit well and are often bulky, which can make it difficult for the wearer to breathe or talk. They also offer very little or no protection against damage. For that reason, we do not recommend the use of pre-made mouth guards.

“Boil and bite” mouth guards

Like pre-made mouth protectors, “boil and bite” mouthguards can be purchased from most sporting goods stores. “Boil and bite” mouthguards are made with thermoplastic that you must boil to soften before putting in your mouth to shape around your teeth using your finger and tongue.

Custom-fitted mouth guards

Custom-fitted mouthguards are designed by a dentist to fit the dimensions of your mouth. You can get custom-fitted mouthguards in Surrey at Newton Village Dental Clinic.

First, we will make an impression of your teeth and then mould your custom-fitted mouth guard over that impression. Although custom mouthguards are more expensive than other options, they provide the highest level of protection and comfort. Most people wear only upper mouth guards, but custom mouthguards can be made to fit your upper and lower teeth, which is recommended for those with braces.

Contact us today!

If you want to get custom-fitted mouth guards in Surrey, contact us at Newton Village Dental Clinic today! Let us help you to protect your smile as you play.