Your dentist can arrange a custom mouthguard to help protect your teeth when playing contact sports. A mouthguard also protects against teeth grinding, also known as bruxism.

Key takeaways:

  • A mouthguard custom made to fit your teeth provides a higher level of protection than a store-bought mouthguard.
  • Research indicates custom mouthguards may reduce the risk of concussions from playing contact sports.
  • Custom-made mouthguards are more comfortable and natural feeling as they are made to fit your teeth and bite.

"The higher level of protection of custom mouthguards is due partly to the thickness of the mouthguard, as custom mouthguards are more than twice as thick as over-the-counter options, on average."

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