If you participate in a contact sport or are involved in an activity where there is a potential for dental trauma, we recommend using a sports mouthguard. Mouthguards should be worn at all times during competition, practice, and games.
Four standard types of mouthguards:
Custom-Made Pressure Laminated Mouthguards that are designed, created, and fitted by a dental professional have proven to be more protective than your standard over-the-counter stock or boil mouthguards against oro-facial injuries in sports. Since the majority of sports injuries to the oral-facial region tend to occur to the upper-front teeth, most custom mouthguard designs are focused around this area. Custom pressure laminated dental mouthguards are the only custom sports mouth guards able to achieve the recommended thickness of 3 millimeters outside the upper-front teeth.
A custom fit pressure laminated mouthguard provides a more retentive fit, it stays in place and does not dislodge upon impact thereby providing more protection. Its protective fit is constructed for oro-facial protection with the latest concussion prevention theory built into the geometry of the design. A custom fit mouthguard provides balanced occlusion for more uniform energy absorption upon impact, and the proper uniformed thickness of the sports mouthguard may be able to reduce the forces transmitted to your teeth and jaw. The ability to individually custom-fit your mouthguard increases wear comfortability. Its comfortable, custom fit aids in better breathing and better communication while performing. Custom-fit mouthguards assist in performance enhancement allowing you to be a stronger player by increasing stamina, endurance, and balance.
Custom dental sports mouthguards made at Bella Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry—located in Sugar Land, TX—can be adjusted to increase its wear properties. If you’re interested in a customized mouthguard, book an appointment with our office today; we’d be happy to help you protect your smile!