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Your teeth are very important, and they also happen to be amongst the most vulnerable parts of the human body.

When we look after our teeth, we don’t do so purely for aesthetic reasons, we do so because they’re so important. Without healthy teeth, we can’t chew our food properly and if we can’t chew our food properly, we can’t digest it properly. Because the teeth are so vulnerable, more and more people are using mouthguards to protect them.

But what is a mouthguard used for? Are they all the same? And where is the best place to pick one up?


What is a mouthguard?

mouthguard is a protective dental device that is designed to cover and protect the teeth.

Mouthguards are made from durable materials such as acrylic and resin and are designed to sit over the teeth and protect them from trauma, especially during sports and physically demanding activities.

As well as protecting the teeth, mouthguards also help to protect the gums, tongue, cheek, and mouth from injury, either caused by a blow during physical exertion, or caused by the teeth themselves.

Different types of mouthguards

Despite mouthguards serving the same purpose, the truth of the matter is that not all mouthguards are created equal.

There are different types of mouthguards out there for people to choose, including the following:



Over-the-counter mouthguards are basic stock mouthguards. These are the cheapest mouthguards on the market and in all honesty, they’re not much use.

These are mouthguards you purchase in the store then and there, put them in, and away you go.


Boil and bite

Boil and bite mouthguards are a little better than stock mouthguards.

These mouthguards are designed to be submerged in hot water to soften them. You then remove them, let them cool slightly and place them into your mouth and over your teeth, and push them onto your teeth and hold them in place.

As the material cools it hardens and moulds itself to your teeth, offering a more comfortable fit.


Custom made

Finally, we have custom made mouthguards.

If you’re on the hunt for a mouthguard, we recommend going the custom route every single time. With custom mouthguards you’ll visit the dentist and have impressions taken of your teeth. These will then be sent to the lab where you will have a custom mouthguard made based entirely on your teeth.

These are by far the best type of mouthguard out there.


What is a mouthguard used for?

Put very simply, a mouthguard is used to protect the teeth and the surrounding areas of the mouth.

Commonly worn during sports, mouthguards absorb the shock of impacts and blows and also offer a protective barrier for the teeth.

Not only do they prevent tooth damage and tooth loss, mouthguards also prevent the teeth from causing other oral injuries. When wearing a mouthguard, you needn’t worry about biting your tongue, lip, or cheek.


What type of mouthguard is best?

As previously mentioned, custom mouthguards are by far the best type of mouthguard out there.

These mouthguards are made from the best materials, they’re created in on-site state-of-the-art labs, and they are made exclusively for each patient so they will fit perfectly and offer maximum levels of protection and comfort.


Why Choose Dental Armour custom mouthguards

If you’ve been weighing up the benefits of mouthguards and have decided that you’re ready to make the commitment, Dental Armour mouthguards are perfect.

These devices offer tri-layer lamination technology, they’re made from top quality materials, they’re hygienic and easy to clean, they’re affordable, and they’re made specifically for you, on-site, and are available in just 48 hours.


Book an appointment

If you’re on the lookout for a custom mouthguard, book an appointment with the friendly team at Dental Armour today.