Your mouth is made from various dental structures and soft tissues. Certain athletic activities and contact sports can increase your risks of suffering bodily injury or some form of oral trauma. This prompts many athletic associations and school sports to require using a mouth guard during the necessary times.
There are several different styles available sold in sporting goods stores. Finding the right one for you or your youth athlete will go a long way toward encouraging frequent use.
Stock mouth guards are often inexpensive and easy to find. While there are varying designs, most are made from a durable, yet soft plastic.
Boil and bite mouth guards are made from a special thermoplastic material. When heated in warm water the mouth guard becomes malleable. When you bite down on it the thermoplastic material conforms to the unique shape of your mouth.
Unfortunately, these retail level mouth guards have a reputation for being uncomfortable. Some athletes further complain that they can make it hard to breathe during high exertion.
If you or another athlete in your family feels this way, you should schedule a consultation at Dr. Prince Arrington III’s orthodontic clinic. In many of these situations they can provide you with a custom mouth guard. This is a soft and durable mouthpiece that will be specifically to match the unique details of your mouth. Dr. Prince Arrington III will design the unit for maximum passage of air.
If you are in the Boca Raton, Florida, area and you need a comfortable, quality mouth guard, you should call 561-440-4633 to schedule a consultation appointment at Beach Tree Dental Care.