Mouthguards are dental devices that cover your teeth. A mouthguard protects your teeth, tongue, gums and cheeks from trauma caused by teeth grinding or sports injuries. The ADA recommends wearing a properly fitted mouthguard to reduce the incidence and severity of oral injury in sporting or recreational activities, particularly activities with a significant risk of dental trauma or orofacial injury.
We in Downey Dental Solutions recommend a properly fitted (custom-made) mouth protector. However, mouthguards come in three basic types: the pre-made mouthguard, the “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard, and the custom-made mouthguard.