Make a mouth guard a part of your sports equipment.
Most everyone knows that people who play sports like football or hockey need a mouth guard. However, many sports and recreational activities carry the risk of a blow to the mouth and damage to your teeth. If there is a chance that your sport or activity can result in an oral trauma, you need to consider getting a custom mouth guard in El Paso, Texas from Dr. Michael Mullen.
There are essentially three types of mouth guards. A stock mouth guards can be purchased in most retail stores. You simply clean it and put it in your mouth. Boil and bite mouth guards are also purchased over-the-counter. You boil them to soften them up, and when they have sufficiently cooled, you bite down on them and they conform to the shape of your bite.
For the best results, you should make an appointment at our office for a custom mouth guard. This type of mouth guard is made from an impression of your teeth and is designed specifically for you. It will provide the maximum protection for you, your teeth and your orthodontics if you have them.
When you have a custom mouth guard made at our office, we will give you specific instructions on how to clean and store it. It is also a good idea to get a new mouth guard make at the start of every sports season to make sure that it is always in good shape. For more information about custom mouth guards, or to make an appointment, call 915-593-1900 today and let’s get you ready for your season.