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How To Choose The Right Mouthguard For Sports Or Teeth Grinding

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Office
How To Choose The Right Mouthguard For Sports Or Teeth GrindingA mouthguard is a dental appliance used to protect the teeth and gums against damage during sports or other strenuous activities or from the effects of bruxism (grinding one's teeth together). They are crucial in maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding painful mouth injuries. It might be challenging to choose the ideal mouthguard because of the wide variety of products on the market. The topic of today's article is how to select the best mouthguard for sports or bruxism.

What To Consider Before Choosing A Mouthguard

Stock, boil-and-bite, and custom-fit mouthguards are the most popular options for athletes. Pre-formed stock mouthguards are the cheapest but provide the least protection since they only come in a few sizes. The thermoplastic material used to make boil-and-bite mouthguards softens with boiling water, allowing the device to be shaped to the wearer's teeth.

Custom-made mouthguards are made to suit the user's mouth dimensions precisely. They provide the best possible defense and are the most efficient mouthguard available. While they cost the most, they are essential for those who take part in high-impact activities.

A custom-fitted mouthguard is the best solution for bruxism. They are made to fit snugly over teeth, relieving pressure from the upper and lower jaws. Because of their inability to adapt to the unique shape of each person's mouth, over-the-counter mouthguards are not a good solution for those who grind their teeth.

An improperly fitted mouth guard is likely unpleasant and will not provide any absolute protection. Less thickness or weight in a mouthguard might make it challenging to talk usually or breathe when exercising.

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