A mouthguard is a device that is inserted into the mouth, whose function is to cushion shocks and thus protect teeth and oral cavity tissues while performing physical activity. It is designed for sports contact, such as: boxing, martial arts, rugby, basketball, water polo, hockey, etc.
In this article, we will explore the importance of custom-made mouthguards, and why they should be an essential part of your sports equipment.
Advantages of custom mouthguards
1. Protection against dental injuries
Contact sports and strenuous physical activities carry a significant risk of dental injuries. An unexpected blow can cause fractures, dental avulsions (the complete loss of a tooth), or damage to the jaw. Mouthguards act as a shield that absorbs impact and reduces the risk of these injuries. By wearing a custom-made mouthguard, the chances of serious dental damage can be greatly reduced.
2. Improved comfort and performance
Custom-fit mouthguards not only protect your teeth and jaw, but can also improve your comfort during exercise and, ultimately, your performance. A well-fitted mouthguard adjusted to your anatomy does not interfere with breathing or communication, allowing full focus on the sport.
3. Long-term cost reduction
A quality, custom mouthguard can not only prevent expensive dental treatments, but also offers greater durability compared to generic options.
At the Casas Vilar dental clinic, we are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile while enjoying your passion for sports. If you want more information about custom mouthguards, do not hesitate to contact us.