Sports Mouthguards - Injury Prevention
"Sports mouthguards or athletic mouthguards are designed to prevent serious injury to the teeth and lips," explains our dentist in San Marcos. The best type of mouthguards are the custom-made ones. You can buy sports mouthguards in sporting goods stores. These are commonly called boil-and-bite as you have to heat them up in hot water and then place in your mouth and bite into it. The problem with these is usually poor fit and difficulty breathing. Our dentist recommends sports mouthguards in San Marcos to all physically active patients.
Sports Mouthguards Are Priceless
Annually, the cost of fixing damaged or broken teeth due to sports injuries are in the millions. And we're not even counting the fights in the stands! The main reason kids and adults don't wear a sports mouthguard is that they don't have a good fit. And this is true of the boil-and-bite we talked about.
A custom-made sports mouthguard not only fits comfortably and securely, it also doesn't interfere with the airway and the breathing.
Sports Mouthguards For Different Sports
Sports mouthguards are usually made for the upper teeth. Depending on the sporting activity, the mouthguard can be made in various thicknesses. These custom mouthguards can also be made in different colors or with different logos for schools and clubs.