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Custom Mouthguards To Preserve Your Smile

A device worn over the teeth to protect them from injury is called a mouthguard. They are used as a protection against activities like teeth grinding and sports irrespective of age. Based on the need, cost, and comfort, one can choose between the over-the-counter mouth guards and custom mouth guards.

Usually, upper teeth are alone covered with mouth guards. However, wearing dental equipment like bracers in the lower teeth requires mouthguards for the lower teeth. Using a mouth guard that is tear-resistant, comfortable, durable, easy to clean is suitable for perfect speech and breathing. With this mouth guard, one will not face problems like broken teeth, tooth loss, nerve damage, and injury against the mouth, tooth, lips, cheek, and tongue.

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Why Do I Need Custom Mouthguards?

Custom-made mouth guards are more durable, with a perfect shape that clenches your teeth firmly. This is because they are specially made on individual request and purpose, keeping the teeth and jaw in place. Custom mouthguards designed under the guidance of Byford’ dentist has immense benefits like:

  • Individualized fit: Depending on the severity of a person’s grinding or the lifestyle they exist, the mouthguards are customized. Hence, the fittings will be perfect in needed thickness. Depending upon the type of sports, the mouthguard can be designed by the dentist.
  • Additional protection: Fitting the teeth firmly, the custom mouth guard adds extra protection to the mouth and the related parts.
  • Improved comfort: Being individualized, the custom mouthguard provides high-level comfort in comparison with the counter mouthguards

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Mouthguards

How Do You Get A Custom Fit Mouthguard?

First, the Byford dentist takes an impression of the concerned person's teeth to make a custom fit guard. Considering many attributes, they design a perfect mould to maintain the smile. The dentist may themselves create a mouthguard with the mould or send the mould to the laboratory. Superheated plastic is used to make the structure perfect, after which it is cooled to improve the durability.

How Long Do Custom Mouthguards Last

Like any other piece of equipment, the mouth guard also takes up wear and tear over time. The guard's shelf life varies based on the usage and the way the user maintains it. With proper maintenance and cleaning, the mouth guard lasts longer, even for about 3 to 5 years. But, it is always good to change the mouthguard every year as a thumb rule. One should also talk about the mouthguards during their visit to the Byford dentists for maintenance during the regular dental check-up.

Can You Wear A Mouthguard On Your Bottom Teeth?

There is no need to wear a mouthguard for the bottom teeth. But if the necessity rises when the particular person is subjected to any dental issues in the lower teeth, yes, the Byford dentist would suggest the right one be used.

Where Can I Get A Custom Mouthguard?

When a person has decided to use the custom mouth guard, they have to visit the dentist. The dentist then takes the mould of the person's teeth, considering the nook and corner. After this, the dentist creates the mouthguard with the mould or manufactured in the laboratory by experts.

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At Byford Smiles, the art and science of practical dentistry come together to achieve high-quality, long-lasting results. Our philosophy is simple. We strive for excellence. We aim to provide the highest quality dental care in a positive environment and by doing so, make a lasting difference to our patients’ confidence and quality of life.

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