Mouth guards are designed to protect your smile. Their sole purpose is to limit the effects of blunt trauma or oral accidents that can otherwise destroy your teeth, gums, and jaw. However, there are different types of mouth guards, so it is important to determine which one will work best for you.
Custom-made mouthguards are designed specifically for your dental profile by your dentist. Speak with your dentist about having a custom-made mouthguard crafted for you. Boil and bite mouthguards are designed to match your profile. You soak them in hot water and then bite into them, so they will have your dental impression. Stock mouth guards are pre-formed and can be worn immediately. However, because they’re not customized to your exact dental impression, they can often be bulky and may make breathing difficult.
Once you have selected your mouth guard, it is important to remember to protect it.
Due to the risk of wear or damage to your mouth guard, it is important to always safely store it when not in use. Furthermore, you should regularly rinse it, and its container with cool, soapy water, and brush your mouthguard after you use it. Furthermore, do not allow family pets or young children to have access to them. If your mouthguard begins to show signs of wear or tear, you should have it replaced.
Thanks to mouth guards and skilled expertise of our team at Britex Dental, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. Dr. Brendan Loehr and our team can be reached by calling us at (512) 362-7130 to set up an appointment to visit us at our dentist office in Austin, Texas.