Spring is in the air and that means a custom made mouthguard for you and for your family. Whatever sport you participate in, a custom made mouth protector is the best defense against preventable mouth injuries. A custom made mouthguard could even save your tooth.

According to the American Dental Association, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of mouth injuries could have been prevented if the athlete had worn a mouth protector, and although a custom made mouth protector will do the best job, any mouthguard is better than nothing.

The Glen Dental Center in Glenview can custom make a mouth protector that will provide you with the protection you need should you get hit with a ball or are knocked to the ground by a sudden blow to the head. Although a custom made mouthguard won’t keep you from getting a concussion, it can prevent you from losing a tooth.

Types of Mouthguards

1. Standard
2. Boil and Bite
3. Custom Made

Why Spend the Money on a Custom Made Mouthguard

You may think you are saving yourself a buck or two with one of the other types of mouth protectors available, but unless you actually wear it, it may end up costing you in other ways.

Standard mouth protectors, while providing some safety features, aren’t custom made to fit your mouth. People who wear conventional mouthguards, which are available from your local sports store or pharmacy, complain of discomfort and breathing difficulties. Most end up relegating them to the gym bag forever.

Boil and bite mouthguards, which are also available from a pharmacy or sports store are meant to be placed in boiling water before being placed in the mouth. After the user bites down on the appliance it is supposed to fit snugly, however, that is rarely the case. As with the standard variety, boil and bite mouth guards are bulky and uncomfortable.

Custom Made Mouthguards are the best of the bunch. Dr. Jeffry Gilmor can custom design a mouth guard that will you will actually use and might even look forward to, especially when you consider how much you saved when your tongue could have been severed after a nasty punch to the head in a rather boisterous game of water polo.

Don’t risk a mouth injury. Call or click and schedule an appointment for a custom made mouthguard with the Glen Dental Center in Glenview today.