For kids, wearing mouthguards is an important tool in the prevention of dental injuries so getting an accurate fit is vital. If the mouthguard is too bulky or does not fit correctly, the child is less likely to wear it. Although there are over the counter mouthguards available including semi customizable “boil and bite” versions, these usually do not fit as well and are more bulky and cumbersome. Many patients report that the bulkier size makes them feel like they cannot breathe as well. The best mouthguards are ones that are custom-made for the patient and can be provided by a dental professional here at Central Guelph Dentistry. The process involves taking an impression of the patient’s teeth so an exact model can be made, thus allowing the fabrication of a mouthguard that fits precisely onto the patient’s teeth. Because of the exact fit, the mouthguard will be more retentive and comfortable.
If you have any additional questions or would like more information on getting a customized mouthguard made for your child, be sure to contact Central Guelph Dentistry today. Your child can now be active and attractive at the same time!