Let’s talk about the risk of dental damage
Any sport or activity that involves physical contact – either from a body part, ball, puck, or hitting a hard surface – could result in significant damage. According to one statistic, athletes are 60% more likely to experience tooth damage if they aren’t equipped with a mouthguard. Just how effective are they? Every year, thousands of oral injuries are avoided because of this appliance.
Are there different types of sports mouthguards?
In this article, we’ll cover the three sports mouthguards available to the masses.
- Custom-made guards from your dentist in Langley. This is our top recommendation for several reasons. First, we’ll take a mold of your mouth to create a mouthguard that fits snugly and comfortably. This ideal fit ensures your mouthguard remains in place during a collision instead of being a choking hazard.
- Mouth-formed sports guards. There are two types: one with an acrylic base and the other being “boil-and-bite” (thermoplastic). The latter is molded to teeth with hot water; however, many people don’t do this properly, resulting in a poor fit.
- Stock sports mouthguards. The most generic option of them all, stock sports guards offer minimal protection because of their fit.
Don’t wait to safeguard your most valuable asset – your smile! A mouthguard should be in your duffle bag every time you’re about to hit the court, field, rink, or field. Call now for a consultation.