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Mouthguards should be part of everyone’s sports equipment to keep your their safe in case of an accident. Unfortunately, the need for a mouthguards can be easily dismissed, leaving a person vulnerable to severe damage to their teeth or mouth.

Our dentist, Dr. Souvik Sarkar at Main Street Dental in Weatherford, Texas, cares about your oral health and wants you to know that mouthguards are there to protect your teeth. To help you understand your mouthguard options, our office has provided you with the following information.

There are three basic types of mouthguards you can select from to shield your smile. These selections include:

-Custom-made mouthguards: These mouthguards are available through a visit to your dentist, who can fashion a mouthguard specifically designed for your teeth and smile. This is always the best option because they an individually-crafted mouthguard offers the most protection for your smile.
-Boil and bite mouthguards: Boil and bite mouthguards are sold in many places and must be boiled before their first use. They conform to the shape of your teeth but still, lack the support a professional custom-made mouthguard can provide.
-Stock mouthguards: Stock mouthguards are the least expensive and while they come in various sizes, they are not made for your specific dental structure. They do not fit your mouth as well as a custom mouthguard and provide minimal protection.

Mouthguards are important to use during your favorite sport or activity.. Without one, if an accident happens, you could face problems like chipped or fractured teeth, lost teeth loss, gum damage, and other difficulties.

If you have questions about your oral health, or if you would like to have a custom-made mouthguard made, please call us today at 817-458-9900 to set up an appointment. Our dental team is happy to help you and encourages you to protect your smile when possible.