Sports Mouthguards London Ontario

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Sports mouthguards protect a wearer's teeth from injuries while they engage in sporting activities. Certain sporting activities such as football, rugby, boxing, hockey, and gymnastics carry a high risk of leading to situations and incidents that can have a significant impact on your face. Therefore, it is crazy to hit the field or court or ring without taking measures to keep your teeth safe; you might fall on your face, bump onto something hard, or a punch might land on your mouth, knocking out your teeth, among other injuries.

Sports mouthguards reduce this impact, keeping your teeth safe. Some suitable sports mouthguards include Stock Mouthguards and Boil-and-Bite Mouthguards. These can be bought from most sporting goods shops or even some drug stores. Stock Mouthguards come in various sizes, unlike Boil-and-Bite mouthguards, which come in one size, requiring customization by boiling to soften - then biting to a custom fit.

You should get a sports mouthguard that ends somewhere between your 1st and 2nd molar and covers all your teeth and gums. Your sports mouthguard shouldn't cover your upper jaw or soft palate because that will be uncomfortable and lead to gagging.

The standard thickness of a sports mouthguard is 4mm for use in most professional sports like football, basketball, rugby, and hockey. Your dentist will determine the thickness of your device depending on your risk of becoming injured during sports. In certain extreme sports, a thickness of 5-6mm may be used to better protect your smile.

Your sports mouthguard should fit against your upper teeth so you won't need to clench or bite your mouthguard in place so it fits correctly. The mouthguard should be secure and tight without falling or shifting out of place.

You can also get a custom-fit mouthguard by asking your dentist to create one based on your mouth's mold.

Sports Mouthguards In London, Ontario.

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