Mouthguards are commonly associated with protecting teeth on the sports field but they’re also significant in treating other problems such as snoring and grinding your teeth. Your National Dental Care practitioner can treat these particular issues with a customised mouthguard.
Are mouthguards just for athletes?
It’s one thing to need a mouthguard because you play a sport with a likelihood of crashing into someone or something. Around a third of all dental injuries are sports-related. But did you know that you can protect your teeth from grinding them while you sleep? Or help stop snoring with a special mouthguard which adjusts the position of your jaw?
Custom sports mouthguards
Mouthguards make good sense when your teeth risk taking a serious hit during sports. While ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards can be bought ready-made and adjusted for you at home, they are nowhere near as comfortable as customised mouthguards.
Your National Dental Care dentist can order you a mouthguard fitted exactly to your teeth. This will not only make it easier for you to breathe, but also offer extra protection because of the exact fit. As a bonus, you can also order it in your team colours. Yes, they’re more expensive, but nothing like fixing smashed teeth.