Custom-made Sports Mouthguards Glasgow : A dentist’s perspective

As a dentist, I see the consequences of sports injuries to the teeth and mouth all the time. That’s why I strongly recommend that all athletes wear a mouthguard, regardless of their age or skill level.
There are two main types of mouthguards: stock and custom-made. Stock mouthguards are pre-made and available at most sporting goods stores. Custom-made mouthguards are made specifically for your mouth, based on impressions taken by your dentist.

While stock mouthguards are better than nothing, they don’t offer the same level of protection as custom-made mouthguards. Stock mouthguards can be bulky and uncomfortable to wear, and they may not fit snugly enough to stay in place during impact. Custom-made mouthguards are much more comfortable and secure, and they provide better protection for your teeth, gums, and jawbones.

Here are some of the key benefits of custom-made, lab made sports mouthguards:

  • Superior protection: Custom-made mouthguards are made from high-quality materials and are designed to absorb and distribute the force of an impact. This can help to prevent or reduce the severity of dental injuries, such as chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth.
  • Better fit and comfort: Custom-made mouthguards are moulded to the exact contours of your teeth, so they fit snugly and comfortably. This means that you’re less likely to lose your mouthguard during play, and you’ll be able to breathe and speak easily while wearing it.
  • Reduced risk of concussion: Custom-made mouthguards can also help to reduce the risk of concussion. By absorbing and distributing the force of an impact, mouthguards can help to prevent the head from snapping back and forth.

If you’re serious about protecting your teeth and mouth while playing sports, I urge you to invest in a custom-made mouthguard. It’s a small investment that could save you a lot of pain and expense in the long run.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when choosing a sports mouthguard:

  • Make sure the mouthguard is made of a durable material, such as acrylic or polycarbonate.
  • The mouthguard should fit snugly but comfortably. It should not be so tight that it causes discomfort or restricts breathing, but it should also not be so loose that it falls out easily.
  • The mouthguard should cover all of your teeth, including your molars.
  • You should replace your mouthguard every year or two, or sooner if it shows signs of wear and tear.

You can get a custom-made mouthguard from your dentist. They will take digital impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab to have your mouthguard made. The process typically takes a few weeks.

You can pick a colour scheme for your mouthguard or can now even have any image Lazer printed onto its surface. I have included a picture of one I seen recently that was Star Wars themed!

If you have any questions about sports mouthguards, please talk to your dentist. They can help you choose the right mouthguard for your needs and make sure it fits properly.