in Hutto, TX

Dental injuries are among the most common sports injuries. Studies have shown that athletes not wearing mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer mouth injuries. Mouthguards are required in high school and college football preventing an estimated  200,000 injuries each year, according to the American Dental Association.

Mouthguards have different consistency and different applications depending on their use.

Softer mouthguards are used in combat sports to protect your teeth from trauma by absorbing the force.

Harder mouthguards/night guards are used to protect teeth from clenching and grinding {bruxism} while sleeping, at work, while driving, or in the gym.

These custom-made mouthguards are extremely efficient in protecting your teeth because they are sturdy enough to absorb the forces and are checked and balanced by the dentist to even bite to prevent TMJ problems.

Although buying Over the counter ( “boil and fit” ) guard may be cost-effective, they are not at all efficient in protecting your teeth. Drawbacks are it does not fit properly so you tend to remove it while sleeping (against the purpose) and the bite may not be balanced like it is supposed to be which may lead to TMJ discomfort and problems.

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