Forest Smiles – The Best Dentist in Lynchburg, VA
Mouthguards are relevant in the business of dentistry. Millions of children each year need mouthguards to protect their teeth.
Custom mouthguards are part of our quality dental service! The bottom line is mouthgurads prevent dental injuries and definitely help parents feel better about sports.
Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. An absolute must-have for organized sports or other recreational activities.
Mouthguards are mandatory in collision sports such as football, hockey and boxing where the risk of injury is likely. Children and adults involved in incidental contact sports like basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, soccer and volleyball may consider wearing a mouth guard to prevent injuries to the mouth.
There are three types of mouthguards:
Custom-fitted: These are made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, usually offer the best fit.
Stock: These are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don’t fit very well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.
Boil and bite: These mouth protectors can be bought at many sporting goods stores and drugstores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They are first softened in water (boiled), then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.
If you are looking for a custom mouthguard, do not hesitate to call us!
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