Custom Made Mouthguards VS Store-Bought
For rugby players, football players, skateboarders and any other participants in contact sports, a mouthguard is a crucial piece of equipment that helps prevent injury and damage to teeth. In the event of a fall or impact, a mouthguard provides an anchor that ensures teeth don’t become chipped or pierce through gums following collision. A safeguard measure is in every way superior to a fix and mouthguards are a sure-fire approach to secure players’ teeth. When purchasing a mouthguard, there are two different options available to players: both over-the-counter and custom made mouthguards. A chemist or sporting shop will be able to supply the former variant, while the latter will require a trip to the local dentist. An over-the-counter mouthguard is heated up in hot water and then bitten down on to form a mould of the player’s teeth. A custom-made mouthguard involves creation of a mould of the child’s teeth which a sheet of resin is then moulder over. This second alternative is a more effective method of protecting a child’s teeth for the reasons we have outlined below.
Custom Made Mouthguards Are More Comfortable
Custom-made mouthguards offer a better fit than over-the-counter variants. This is because they are explicitly fitted to the teeth during a dental appointment. Over-the-counter mouthguards can be shaped to fit the wearer’s teeth to a degree, yet their manufacturing utilises a one-size-fits-all approach which means it is unlikely the mouthguard will be a perfect fit. Over-the-counter mouthguards generally rub up against the mouth and gums and can make ulcers or sore spots.
Custom Made Mouthguards Offer Better Protection
Since they are fitted securely to the youngster’s teeth, custom-made children’s mouthguards will in general offer better protection and absorb force much better. They do not rub against the interior of the mouth as are more agreeable than over-the-counter-mouthguards.
Custom-made mouthguards are better at forestalling harm when lower teeth meet upper teeth. This effect can actually cause blackout as shockwaves are sent from the jaw to the brain. It is smarter to purchase a custom-made mouthguard for safety reasons.
Better Communication On The Sporting Field
Communication during games field is crucial to the success of the match. It is harder to talk through an over-the-counter mouthguard because these are usually larger than a custom-made variant. It is likewise easier to breathe with a smaller, custom-made mouthguard, which makes it easier to yell commands and prompts during a sports game.
Contact CB Dental Care For Custom Made Mouthguards
If you are looking to buy a custom made mouthguard, contact the team at CB Dental Centre to book an appointment. We have all the tools needed to form a mould and manufacture your custom-made mouthguard. Out high quality custom-made mouthguards are designed to prevent damage to upper and lower teeth resulting from impact on the sports field. This is particularly important if you have a genetic disposition towards crooked teeth or brittle teeth, or suffer a calcium deficiency. Call us on (07) 3216 1100 to schedule your appointment today.