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Mouthguards in San Clemente, California, are great appliances that can protect your teeth when you participate in high-contact sports and activities. They can protect your smile because they are made of strong, reliable materials that shield your chompers from the hard, forceful objects that hit them. So, it’s best to wear a mouthguard whenever you are active.

There are many appliances that can keep your smile in tip-top shape, and some of those appliances are:

Stock mouthguards: A stock mouthguard can be found at most sporting goods stores. This is an easy and inexpensive option because it’s preformed and ready to be worn. All you need to do is take it out of its packaging and put it right into your mouth. Please remember that it might feel bulky and there is little you can do to adjust the fit.

Boil-and-bite mouthguards: A boil-and-bite mouthguard can also be bought at sporting goods stores, but it offers a better fit than a stock mouthguard. This guard can form to your smile because it is made from thermoplastic material. All you need to do is place the guard in boiling water until it softens. Then, you will place it in your mouth and apply pressure with your fingers and tongue. It will form to your mouth and harden in minutes.

Custom-fitted mouthguards: A custom-fitted mouthguard is created by your dentist. It is designed to fit your individual smile, which means that it won’t be bulky and it won’t make breathing difficult. It will provide the utmost comfort and protection.

So, if you want to protect your smile from being injured, it’s best to wear one of these mouthguards. If you have any questions about these appliances, please call Artistic Dentistry at 949-366-1177 and talk to your dentist, Dr. Amir Nikraz, or a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you!