When Should You Wear a Mouthguard?

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As you may know, it is highly recommended that athletes wear mouthguards during high-contact sports. Other sports may seem like you won’t need a mouthguard—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one. As you know, mouthguards protect your smile and teeth, and as a general rule, should be worn during intense physical activity.

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 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.

Our dentist can make a custom mouthguard for you. A custom guard are designed for you uniquely and are made to offer you the most protection possible. These guards made specifically for you can actually improve your performance as they allow more oxygen to flow in and out of your mouth. They are also designed to not to affect speech either which other mouthguards seem to hinder.

If you are interested in learning more about your mouthguard options, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Clell M. Morris, and our team will help with any questions and concerns you may have. Just contact Forsyth Dental Center at 478-994-0440 to schedule an appointment.