A mouthguard is a protective device used to protect you from any dental trauma during dental appointments, sports, or play. It is made of a thin, pliable material that fits comfortably in your mouth. It can be customized according to the user’s teeth.

What Is the Use of Mouthguards?

  • Mouthguards help protect the patient’s teeth from any kind of injury that can damage their teeth and gums. 
  • They help safeguard the patient’s teeth from injury caused by clenching and grinding of teeth. 
  • Mouthguards safeguard the patient’s teeth by protecting them from the trauma caused by any external force applied on the teeth. 
  • It protects the patient’s teeth from any kind of injury during sports and other activities. 
  • It also protects against any kind of trauma caused by the patient biting their tongue or cheek. 
  • Mouthguards also support the patient when they suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome. 
  • It provides relief to the patient when they suffer from bruxism.

What Are the Types of Mouthguards?

There are three different types of mouthguards:
  • over-the-counter (OTC),
  • boil-and-bite, and
  • custom-made.

OTC mouthguards are available in many sports stores and convenience stores. It is easily available but provides less protection than other mouthguards. On the other hand, boil-and-bite mouthguards are made of thin material that can be easily adjusted to fit over your teeth. This type of mouthguard is available at most drugstores.

Custom-made mouthguards are made after taking a digital impression of your teeth and are more comfortable than other types of mouthguards. It provides maximum protection against any kind of dental trauma and makes sure that it fits in perfectly to prevent any kind of injury during play or sports.  

Please reach out to our dental practice in Cypress, TX to have a consultation with our dentist. Call us at (832) 353-3600 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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