Reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries with a custom sports mouth-guard.
Apart from sports purposes, mouth guards are also used to prevent teeth grinding. Custom-fit mouth guards are made specially for your teeth. Your dentist will determine if you need to wear one.
The thickness of the device can be adjusted depending on the condition of your mouth. This sets a custom mouth guard apart from over-the-counter mouth guards. It’s made unique for the patient using it.
Usually, mouth guards are used only for the upper teeth. Depending on the situation, they can as well be fitted for the lower teeth.
It’s important to take an impression of your teeth to create a mouthguard that fits snugly. This mould is sent to the dental laboratory where the actual mouthguard is made. At Deer Valley Dental Care, we make our custom mouth-guards in house. This allows us to adjust the fit and reduces the wait time for producing the mouth-guard.
Do Custom Mouth Guards Work?
One advantage of a custom fit mouth-guard over the commercially available options is that they usually feel comfortable. This increases the likelihood you will actually wear your mouthguard and because of their precise shape, they don’t move as easily when worn.
If the mouth-guard is used for sports activities, you can have the peace of mind knowing that it will stay in place to help protect against injury.
Does this Device Last?
Custom mouth guards are durable and may last your whole season. However, they will need to be replaced as they can wear over time.
For active athletes, your dentist may advise that you replace your mouthguard twice a year, along with your routine dental check-ups.
Others meanwhile may have to change their mouth guard to adjust to changes or development in their mouth.
Care Tips for Your Custom Mouth Guard
- Make sure to clean your mouthguard before and after use.
- You can rinse it with cold water or clean it using a toothbrush and mild soapy water.
- When not in use, store your mouthguard in a perforated container to protect it from damage and allow it to stay dry.
- Avoid exposing your mouth guard to direct heat to keep it in shape.
- Let your dentist examine your mouth guard during your dental visits.
How Much Does a Mouth Guard Cost?
The cost of a custom fit mouth guard may vary depending on your specific requirements. At Deer Valley Dental Care, we can coordinate with your insurance provider on your behalf to verify if this will be covered by your plan. If you don’t have an existing dental insurance plan, we can also discuss with you affordable payment options available for you.
Let’s find out if custom mouth guards are the best solution for your needs. Book your initial consultation today.