A mouthguard is a small, simple device, but it can have a major impact on your quality of life. But what is a mouthguard and why might your dentist recommend one? Should you rely on a DIY mouthguard kit from the pharmacy? Read on to learn more about these devices.
Stay Safe While Being Active
If you play a contact sport, a mouthguard is a necessary device for keeping your teeth protected. Mouthguards will cushion your teeth and jaws against impacts and prevent damage. While mouthguards are popular for children playing team sports, they are helpful for athletes of all ages.
Improve the Quality of Your Sleep
Teeth grinding (also called bruxism) is a common sleep disturbance that can lead to insomnia and pain upon waking. If you grind your teeth at night, a mouthguard can help to protect your teeth from this movement.
Is a Professional Mouthguard Necessary?
A boil-and-bite mouthguard purchased from your local pharmacy might seem like a great idea. While these kits are convenient, they do not create the same quality of mouthguard that your dentist can. Not only does your dentist work with higher quality materials, but they will also custom-fit the mouthguard for superior protection.
Getting Fitted For a Mouthguard
If you are ready to experience the benefits of a professional mouthguard, call Smile Artisans. We can fit you for a custom mouthguard during a simple, painless office visit. The result is a comfortable, protective mouthguard designed just for you. To schedule your appointment, click the link above or call us.