Facial Protection Month: Types of Mouth Guards:
Did you know from the ages of 7 to 11 years old, children are most vulnerable to sports related mouth injuries? The importance of protecting our smile should be stressed enough and should remind our friends and community how easy it is to protect our teeth.
Wearing a mouthguard is the safest way to protect your teeth while playing sports or just enjoying sports related activities. Athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer a teeth related injury if they’re not wearing a mouth guard.
Here are the three types of mouth guards you can wear, especially if you are currently in orthodontic treatment.
Custom fitted mouth guards - these are made by your dentist and can be molded to fit your smile perfectly
Stock mouth guards - these type of mouth guards are performed and may be a bit bulky
Boil and bite mouth guards - are mouth guards that are softened by boiling water and then insert your mouth, to form to the shape of your mouth.