There are three main types of mouth guards: boil and bite, stock, and custom-fitted. Out of these, the best one for your child is a custom-fit mouth guard made by your dentist! Here at Chesterfield Family Dentistry, we create custom mouth guards that will provide your child with the proper oral protection he or she needs. In order to make the mouth guard a staple piece of your child’s uniform, we create them in their team’s colors!
There are many reasons why a custom-fit mouth guard is the best option for an athlete when compared to the standard boil and bite and stock options. Many athletes don’t want to wear a mouth guard because they complain about it being uncomfortable or too loose in their mouth. However, when it is custom made to fit the specific structure of the athlete’s mouth, there is no chance of it being too loose or too tight, making it more comfortable for the athlete.
A custom-fit mouth guard also allows athletes to talk and communicate with teammates better than over the counter ones. Boil and bite and stock mouth guards tend to be bulkier and ill fitting, making it difficult for athletes to speak while wearing it. However, the precise fit of a custom mouth guard allows for smooth conversation while still firmly guarding their teeth.