In addition to protecting your teeth, the cushioning effect of a mouth guard between the upper and lower arch can help prevent concussion. Please note that it is not foolproof, but it can help reduce the effects.
A lab-made mouth guard — because it is made to measure — is comfortable and stays in place as it is perfectly fitted to the patient, and due to the principal of saliva-created suction. So you can focus on your sport rather than trying to keep your mouth guard in place. We pay particular care to mouth guards for young children as their teeth are still growing. To ensure that the mouth guard fits for as many years as possible, space is needed for their growing teeth. It only takes a ten-minute appointment, including a 60-second bite impression. Your mouth guard will be ready within 24 hours.
Shop-bought mouth guards are simply horseshoe-shaped pieces of plastic. They are not as effective as made-to-measure mouth guards and carry a higher risk of injury due to their fit and the fact that they can be swallowed and cause suffocation.
Mouth guards can also be used at night to prevent early tooth wear in users who tend to grind their teeth while they sleep.