What is a Mouthguard?
Mouth guards are protectors that shield your teeth, jaw bone and tongue from causing any injuries. Anyone who participates in a sport and carries a risk of contact to face should wear a mouthguard. A mouthguard helps absorb the shock experienced by a blow to the face in case of any accident, which might otherwise result in an major injury to the face or jaw.
All professional dentists always recommend a professionally custom-fitted mouthguard.
Once you have a mouthguard, you need to check your mouthguard every 12 months for optional fit and protection. You also need to keep your mouthguard clean and store it in a fix container, away from heat to ensure it maintains its original shape.
LV dental Square provides different types of Mouthguard
The most common ones you will find are the stock, boil and bite and fully customised.
Stock: This is the least expensive and comes in small, medium & large sizes. A comfortable fit is slightly impossible. But can be managed.
There are reports that these sometimes cause hinderance in breathing and offer the least protection for the mouth. However, some protection is better than none at least.
Boil and Bite: These are semi customizable mouthguard solution. You need to submerge the mouthguard into the boiling water to heat up the material and then mold the mouthguard by placing it in the mouth, this will mold the material to match the teeth effectively. This is cost effective while providing much more protection than a stock guard.
Custom: This mouthguard is made completely custom for every person, and is a very expensive option.
You need to consult your dentist to have impressions taken, which are then sent to the laboratory to create your custom mouthguard. This mouthguard gives the best protection covering all the teeth and cushioning the jaw. So, if you are looking to get the maximum amount of protection for your teeth , then custom mouthguard is the best way to go.
Keeping your mouthguard Clean
- Keeping your mouthguard clean and germ free is very much important.
- The mouthguard should be washed with cool soapy water and rinsed thoroughly after every use.
- The mouthguard can be brushed with a toothbrush and toothpaste before and after every use.
So, if you are looking to have mouthguard customised for yourself call us today!
Our clinic will have your mouthguard completed in a time and the one that best suits you.
We also will recommend and provide special cleaning solution for cleaning the mouthguard.