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“The Academy for Sports Dentistry recommends the use of a properly fitted mouthguard.  It encourages the use of a custom fabricated mouthguard made over a dental cast and delivered under the supervision of a dentist.”

Without a mouthguard, you risk far more than just chipping a tooth.  You could damage…

  • Teeth
  • Gum tissue
  • Supporting bone structure

Not only do you need a mouthguard, but you need your own mouthguardcustom made by your dentist.  Here are just a few of the benefits to a custom mouthguard made to fit your teeth and ONLY YOUR TEETH:

  • The fit is precise, with very little distortion, and also covers teeth at the back of your mouth.
  • Custom mouthguards have the greatest durability and allow you to sustain the hardest impacts with lower risk of damage, and they’ll be the most comfortable for you.
  • Your mouthguard will fit snugly, protecting your teeth, gum tissue and supporting bone, and won’t fall out.
  • Your dentist can ensure that your mouthguard is the correct thickness, unlike “boil-and-bite” products off the shelf.
  • There is almost no interference with speech or breathing.

Don’t want to bother with a custom mouthguard?  Think about the drawbacks of off-the-shelf mouthguards before finalizing your decision:

  • The fit is not exact and not as comfortable.
  • The material used is normally thinner than is recommended to provide the best protection.
  • Off-the-shelf products offer minimal protection for the gums and supporting bone.
  • They often fall out and can become lodged in your throat.
  • Non-custom products are less durable.

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