Article provided by: Dr. Jeff L. Francis, DDS
With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Jeff Francis is one of the very few dentists to offer first-class dental care at affordable prices. We provide both custom-made, as well as stock sports guards in Riverside, CA.
How does a sports mouthguard work?
Sports guards, also known as mouth guards work as shields that protect your teeth from heavy blows and potential damage. It is a device that is worn over the teeth and plays a significant role in protecting an athlete's teeth during a game or sport. We get a lot of orders from high-school and college kids for custom made sports guards. Some of the sports that require you to use a mouth guard include:
- Football, basketball, baseball, and soccer
- Hockey, Cricket
- Mountain biking, etc
Sports guards shield your upper teeth from breaking, loose tooth, cut lips, and other possible harm to your mouth. Call us today for info on our range of sports guards.
What are the different types of sports mouthguards
Before buying a sports guard, make sure you choose the right kind and type of device that best suits your requirement. The three common types of sports guards are custom-made sports guards, stock sports guards and boil and bite mouth guards.
A trained professional designs the custom—made guards in a dentist’s office or at a dental laboratory after taking a precise impression of your teeth. This type provides the utmost comfort in terms of fit; however, these are the costliest type of mouth guards because of the special material they consist of and the time involved in making it.
Boil and bite mouth guards are off-the-shelf products that come in pre-determined shapes. You must boil the sports guard in hot water following which you have to bite on to the warm plastic to customize its fit according to your teeth shape and alignment. Stock sports guards are the least expensive sports guards that are pre-determined and are ready to wear. The downside to stock protectors is that they can feel bulky and don't usually fit that well. Furthermore, they can also make breathing and talking challenging.
Whichever be the type of sports guard you choose, make sure it is comfortable, resilient, and resistant to wear and tear. For perfect fitting sports guards in Riverside, CA; call us today.
Caring for your sports guard
Make sure you rinse your mouth using a mouthwash before and after the use of a mouthguard. Clean your mouthguard with mild soap after every use. Use a perforated container for storing your device to keep it safe from damage. For acrylic mouth guards, store them in clean water. Make sure not to expose your sports guard to high temperatures or direct sunlight as high heat can mess up the shape and fitting of your mouthguard.
Dr. Jeff Francis insists that clients bring in their mouth guards during regular dental visits to examine the device's efficiency and condition. For the best fitting and durable sports guards in Riverside, CA; visit our clinic today.Sports Guards Riverside CA
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