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At Deer Valley Dental Care in South East (SE) Calgary, we can help you reduce the risk of sports-related dental injuries and prevent teeth grinding during sleep with custom mouth guards.
Apart from sports purposes, mouth guards are also used to prevent teeth grinding. Custom-fit mouth guards are made specially for your teeth. Your dentist will determine if you need to wear one.
The thickness of the device can be adjusted depending on the condition of your mouth. This sets a custom mouth guard apart from over-the-counter mouth guards. It’s made unique for the patient using it.
It’s important to take an impression of your teeth to create a mouthguard that fits snugly. This mould is sent to the dental laboratory where the actual mouthguard is made.
At Deer Valley Dental Care, we make our custom mouth-guards in house. This allows us to adjust the fit and reduces the wait time for producing the mouth-guard.
A custom fit mouth-guard usually feels comfortable.
This increases the likelihood you will actually wear your mouthguard and because of their precise shape, they don’t move as easily when worn.
If the mouth-guard is used for sports activities, you know it is likely that it will stay in place to help protect against injury
Custom mouth guards are durable and may last your whole season. However, they will need to be replaced as they can wear over time.
For active athletes, your dentist may advise that you replace your mouthguard twice a year, along with your routine dental check-ups.
Others meanwhile may have to change their mouth guard to adjust to changes or development in their mouth.