benefits of custom mouth guards

The Benefits of Custom Mouth Guards

It’s important to wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports, but your dentist may suggest a mouthguard for other reasons like teeth-grinding, also called bruxism. If you need to wear a mouthguard, a custom-made one is preferable.

Custom-made mouthguards:

– Will fit your mouth better and feel more comfortable.

– Usually thicker so provide better protection for your teeth.

– More durable than store bought ones and will last longer.

If you are going to invest in a mouthguard, ask your dentist about a custom- made one.

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.