Sporting a mouth guard can be a great deterrent to dental accidents and emergency visits to the dentist’s office, but to be most powerful, dental mouth guards need to be fitted to the task you’ll be sporting them for. All oral mouth guards that you can receive from our office are comfortable and durable devices, and Dr. Alma Vallderuten offers one-of-a-kind alterations depending on what you need:
Here are several kinds of mouth guards you can choose from:
Stock mouth guards: This kind of mouth guard is ready to wear right away after buying it, but its pre-formed shape might be ill-fitting to your mouth. They are regularly bulky and tough to wear.
Boil-and-press mouth guards: These mouth guards can be bought at sports stores, and they are shaped to your oral cavity after you boil them and bite down on them, hence their moniker. While these do offer a better fit than a few stock mouth protectors, there are better picks available to you.
Custom-fashioned mouth guards: Custom-fashioned mouth guards are made personally for your mouth’s shape, so their fit and comfort is greater than any other type of mouth guard. Because they’re designed to your pearly whites and gums, they also offer better protection against dental trauma. This is a more expensive option than traditional mouth guards, but you could retain money in the long run by guarding your chompers.
Night guards: Night guards are another type of mouth guard made in our office, and they’re formed to shield your chompers from grinding as you sleep. This could be a good choice for you if you clench your teeth during sleep or get up with a painful jaw.
There you have it: four kinds of mouth guards you can select from. If you’d like more info about the mouth guards we offer Vallderuten Dental Associates patients in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, please don’t hesitate to call 954-491-5748 now.