Avoid dental injuries with a mouthguard.
If you are planning on participating in activities that could possibly harm your teeth, you should consider taking a mouthguard with you. Whether you are planning on enjoying a game of volleyball on the beach or showing off your frisbee skills to your friends, a mouthguard will keep your teeth safe all summer long.
There are several types of mouthguards you can get before heading to your summer destination.
Stock mouthguards. This type of mouthguard can be bought over the counter from a drugstore or sporting goods store. This is the cheaper option, so they offer the least protection to your teeth since the fit adjustment is limited. However, if you didn’t have time to schedule an appointment with your dentist, this is better than nothing.
Mouth-formed protectors. These mouthguards are what we know as a “boil and bite” product that can be found at sporting goods stores. They are made of a performed shell that is lined with acrylic or rubber. The lining material is placed in the person’s mouth, molds to the teeth, and sets.
Custom-made mouth protectors. The best option for a fully-protected smile is a customized mouthguard from your dentist. This is the most expensive option out there, but this type of mouthguard will provide the best protection with the correct fit, and comfort as it is made from a cast to fit your teeth.