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5 Advantages of a Custom Made Sports Mouthguard

Written By Cedar Creek Dental on July 19, 2021

Sports Injury TreatmentYour mouth isn’t like anyone else’s, making it important to have a sports mouthguard that specifically fits your teeth. They’re critical in high impact sports to prevent oral injury, including broken teeth, cut lips, and even losing teeth. 

At Cedar Creek Dental in Highland, we provide custom mouthguard services for our patients so you can protect your smile while enjoying the sports you love. Our custom made mouthguards provide five advantages you won’t find with a boil-and-bite mouthguard.

Why Go With a Dentist-Made Sports Mouthguard

Traditional boil-and-bite plastic mouthguards have helped save mouths, but their limitations have led to dentists improving and perfecting mouthguards. Traditional mouthguards lack the needed durability and many an athlete have forgone their use due to not being able to breathe as well. These mouthguards also fall out easily since they don’t fit your teeth quite right. 

To perfect that fit, let athletes breathe, and provide maximum protection, Cedar Creek Dental creates a custom-made sports mouthguard made to fit your mouth specifically.

Advantage 1: Custom mouthguards fit perfectly to your mouth and can vary in thickness, depending on your needs. Studies show you’re less likely to sustain a concussion with a custom mouthguard compared to a boil-and-bite one.

Advantage 2: The right fit protects you from jaw muscle strain, making them more comfortable.

Advantage 3: They’re far more durable and you don’t have to worry about accidentally biting through them. 

Advantage 4: You can breathe better, which helps with comfort, athletic performance and recovery. 

Advantage 5: They stay in place so you don’t have to remember to keep your mouth closed to avoid losing them.

We skip the impressions taken with gooey impression material in a trayand instead perform a quick and non-invasive digital scan of your mouth with a wand. The scan is then sent to the lab and printed on a 3D printer, perfectly matching your unique mouth.

Protect Your Teeth With a Custom Sports Mouthguard in Highland

At Cedar Creek Dental, Dr. Eric von Hoven has dedicated his practice to bringing advanced dental health to every patient he cares for and treating them like family. In order to provide his patients with the most current information in treatments, procedures and dental products, Dr. von Hoven has become a Silver Tier Invisalign Provider and maintains nearly a dozen professional memberships in dental organizations.

Have questions or ready to schedule an appointment? Call us at (618) 654-455 we’re happy to help.

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