There are so many different kinds of sports mouthguards today, so which one is the best for you? As you may know, many different sports require the use of mouthguards. Conversely, many don’t know which is right for them, but if your sport does not require it, should you wear one anyway? A mouthguard helps to protect your teeth and mouth from injury, and as a general rule, you should consider wearing one during every sport.
Luckily, there are different type of mouthguards available. For example, you could choose to buy a mouthguard at a store—however, these generally don’t fit your unique smile well, and therefore offer limited protection. You could also choose a boil and bite mouthguards, which are also popular because they create a better fit. However, in reality, a mouthguard you get from your dentist is your best option because it is custom made for your smile.
Custom guards are designed to be comfortable and to offer you the most protection possible. They can even help improve your performance because they do allow for more oxygen to flow through your mouth. Similarly, unlike store-bought mouthguards, custom guards do not affect speech.
If you are interested in learning more about your mouthguard options, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. J. Brandon Allen, and our team will help with any questions and concerns you may have. Just contact Bullard Family Dentistry at 903-710-2309 to schedule an appointment.