April is National Facial Protection Month and that means it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Glenview.

Both Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor and Dr. Verena Phillips are licensed and preferred providers of custom made mouth protectors, which are an essential part of any athlete’s uniform. Whether your son plays Little League, your daughter likes to go mountain bike riding, or your partner is an avid skateboarding enthusiast, custom-made mouth guards are a necessity.

Types of Mouthguards Available

Although there are three types of mouth protectors available, only one is custom made to fit your mouth.

Standard Mouthguards

Standard mouth guards are the cheapest of the lot and offer a one-size fits all approach to mouth protection. Because not all mouths are the same, standard mouth protectors tend to be uncomfortable making it difficult to talk and breathe. They often go unused leaving the athlete unprotected during play.

Boil and Bite Mouthguards

Softened in warm water before placing in the mouth, boil and bite mouthguards are available at your local sporting goods store and offer a better fit than standard mouth guards. With that being said, just like standard mouth protectors, boil and bite mouth protectors tend to be cumbersome.

Custom Made Mouthguards

Made by your dentist in Glenview, custom made mouthguards fit you and only you. Dr. Gilmor or Dr. Phillips will make a mold or impression of your teeth before fashioning your new custom made mouthguard. Manufactured out of pliable dental plastic, custom-made mouthguards are comfortable and easy to wear.

Your Glenview Dentist explains that a large percentage of mouth injuries could have been avoided had the person worn a mouth protector. Mouthguards help prevent knocked out teeth, cut lips and other mouth injuries.

This spring keep you and your family safe with custom-made mouthguards. Your Glenview Dentist is ready to keep everyone out of the ER and on the playing field. Call for a custom-made mouthguard appointment today.