Would you like to prevent tooth injury while you participate in your high-contact sports and activities? If so, then our Great Neck Dental Care team has a recommendation for you! Please protect your smile with a mouthguard as much as possible. Mouthguards are strong, reliable appliances that can give you the protection you need. There are many guards available, like:
Stock mouthguards: A stock mouthguard is cheap and it is available at most sporting goods stores. It’s preformed and ready to wear, so all you need to do is take it out of its package and put it on your teeth. Because this guard is performed, there is little you can do to adjust its fit and shape, so please keep that in mind.
Boil-and-bite mouthguards: A boil-and-bite mouthguard is also available at most sporting goods stores. It is made out of thermoplastic material, so it can form to the shape of your smile once it’s heated. All you need to do is put the guard in boiling water, put it in your mouth, and then apply pressure to it with your tongue and fingers. When it cools, it will harden its shape.
Custom-fitted mouthguards: A custom-fitted mouthguard is one of your best options when it comes to mouthguards. This appliance is custom made for you and your smile, and it provides optimal protection and comfort. When you come into our office, your dentist will take an impression of your smile. Then, he will send that impression to the dental lab where your custom mouthguard will be created. Because it is made based on the shape of your mouth, it won’t feel bulky and you won’t have a hard time breathing when it’s protecting your smile.
If you have any questions about mouthguards in Great Neck, New York, or if you would like to learn more, please call our office at 516-717-4729 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also recommend scheduling an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian, if you’re interested in a custom-made guard. We look forward to hearing from you!