Protect your teeth with custom made property fitting mouth guards. Surf City Dentist will do an examination that will include health history and diagnosis of oral conditions, loose or missing teeth, past orthodontic applications, restorations or other oral conditions that will put your oral health at risk.
Protective mouth guards are mandated in many states for participants in the sports. football by the Classical the sports that they are mandated in are those which are called “Contact” sports, such as soccer, basketball, ice hockey and field hockey. In American football, The National Federation of State High School Associations requires them.
There are different types of mouth guards:
- CUSTOM MADE
Formed by your dentist from a cast model of your teeth, these custom-made guards are designed to cover all the teeth and are shown in the literature to be the best type of protection. These mouth guards can cushion falls and blows to the chin. Custom-made mouth guards may be slightly more expensive than commercially
MOUTH FORMEDThese guards are generally made of acrylic gel or thermoplastic materials shaped to fit the contours of your teeth. They are placed in boiling water then attempted to be formed and molded to the teeth. They are commercially produced and do not offer the same fit and protection as a custom fitted mouth guard made from a model of the mouth.
- READY-MADE STOCKCommercially produced, off-the-shelf mouth guards are the least expensive, but also the least comfortable and the least effective protective mouthpieces in that they do not provide the optimum fit and injury prevention.. These rubber or polyvinyl pre-formed guards can be purchased at most sporting goods stores. They offer no attempt at fit whatsoever and are not recommended in the dental literature.
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