Why Invest in a Child’s Custom Fit Mouthguard?
A custom made mouthguard is not the cheapest option but it is certainly the best. Mass-produced sporting mouthguards are relatively cheap but do not fit the exact contours of the teeth and gums as is the case with a custom fit guard. The dentist takes a mould of the teeth and then shapes the mouthguard to ensure it is a precise fit to the individual child. This means that the mouthguard:
– Exactly fits the shape of the teeth
– Fits comfortably
– Protects every single tooth
Manufactured mouthguards “are also less durable and tend to wear out quickly” so any money saved is soon eroded by the need for replacements. More information can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/should-my-child-wear-a-custom-fit-mouthguard-during-sports/
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.