The Woodlands and Houston, TX
For athletes seeking to protect their teeth and jaws from sports-related impacts, there are a number of prefabricated and “boil-and-bite” mouth guards available at retail stores.
But these mass-market models lack the individualized fit and safety of the custom-made Pure Power Mouthguards offered by Houston dentist, Dr. Scott Young, at Woodlands Premier Dentistry.
There are three types of mouthguards geared toward athletes:
• Prefabricated or stock
• Mouth-formed, also known as boil-and-bite
Although stock and boil-and-bite mouthguards are readily available at relatively low costs, they provide limited protection. Retail mouthguards are often ill-fitting and lack the durability necessary to protect you against the physical traumas of sports.
Stock mouthguards are based on average bite types and are then mass-produced. Everyone’s mouth and bite differ, therefore; prefabricated mouthguards often fit poorly because they are not designed to fit over your individual teeth.
Mouthguards that are too bulky or too loose lack the protective qualities of Pure Power Mouthguards, which are custom-made to fit your specific bite. While mouth-formed mouthguards are designed to conform to your teeth, they lack the retention of Pure Power Mouthguards and tend to be less resistant to tearing and puncturing.
Your Pure Power Mouthguard is created based on your precise bite position and measurements. These custom-made mouthguards fit comfortably and snugly to provide you with optimum protection, no matter what your sport.
If you would like to learn more about the advantages of a custom-fit Pure Power Mouthguard, please contact Houston cosmetic dentist, Dr. Scott Young, at Woodlands Premier Dentistry to schedule your consultation.