Mouthguards An Overview
Custom mouthguards can protect your teeth during contact sports and other forms of physical activity.
Contact sport-related injury is one of the most common reasons patients schedule an emergency dental visit. Taking the appropriate measure to keep your teeth protected can reduce your risk of serious injury to the teeth. One of the best ways to keep your teeth protected is with a custom fit mouthguard. Custom fit mouthguards are designed by taking impressions of your teeth, which enables us to create a mouthguard that fits comfortably, securely, and properly over the teeth.
Store bought mouthguards can be useful but are not as effective as a mouthguard that is designed especially for your teeth.
The Benefits of Custom Mouthguards:
- A custom designed mouthguard provides the proper fit needed to keep your teeth fully protected
- Can be used as a preventive measure against knocked out and chipped teeth
- Helps protect the lower jaw
- Can help protect from teeth grinding and clenching
Westover Dentistry offers custom-fitted mouthguards. If you play contact sports or grind your teeth, most dentists highly recommend you invest in a properly fitted mouthguard to protect the teeth, gums, and jaw. If you would like to learn more, visit our Arlington, VA dentist office.