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Common Reasons People Wear Custom Mouth Guards

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Life Long Dental
Common Reasons People Wear Custom Mouth GuardsA mouth guard is a protective oral gear that is made in the shape of a jaw and is normally used to protect one's mouth from injury. There are different types of mouthguards that are used for different reasons such as during sports and as prescribed by the dentist. It is common to find them among people aged 50 years and above or people who play sports. This is because most people past that age have worn out their natural teeth and need support for their oral health concerns.

How Many Types Of Mouth Guards Exist?

There are three different types of mouthguards. First on the list are the stock mouthguards. These can be found in local sports shops as well as drugstores. They are basic and only come in three sizes large, medium, and small. They are not the most dependable since they hardly fit perfectly. They can also make talking impossible while wearing them. The second type is the boil-and-bite mouth guard. It requires that you boil it and then bite on it to capture the fit of your teeth. This too is available at local drugstores. The third is custom mouthguards.

Why Do People Choose Custom Mouth Guards?

People with oral health complications such as TMJ disorders and sleep apnea opt for custom-made mouth guards since they give them a perfect fit tailored just for their mouth. Dentists advise against acquiring stock mouthguards when treating conditions like sleep apnea because the protective gear could end up dislocating and night and putting the patient in danger. People also go for custom-made mouth guards since they are more comfortable to have and allow you to speak and move your mouth easily.

We recommend seeing one of our dentists today and getting a custom-made mouth guard that fits well for you and allows you to sit comfortably. Call us at our office for more information.

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