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Why Buy a Custom Mouthguard

For most contact sports, getting knocked about is just part of the game.  Whether it's footy, hockey or boxing, or netball, Muay Thai, or basketball, armed with the right mouthguard, athletes - young and aspiration; and the elite alike - give themselves the best chance of avoiding some nasty injuries. But surprisingly, many clubs - local and professional - don't enforce rules requiring players to wear mouthguards. Even when these rules are enforced, it's clear that there are no set guidelines for the standard or quality of mouthguards that should be used. Key benefits of a custom mouthguard over boil...

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Where Can You Buy Mouthguards

Most people will buy their mouthguards from stores selling sporting goods. These are of the "boil-and-bite" variety that is the economical mouthguard of choice. Boil-and-bite mouthguards cost about $15, but offer very little protection compared to their custom counterparts. Cheap mouthguards aren't always effective, and sometimes, paying a little bit more can go a long way. Athletes who are especially concerned with injuries will often turn to dentists or other dental professionals to obtain a custom-made mouthguard. Unlike the cheaper boil-and-bite mouthguards, custom mouthguards are made by dental professionals who take meticulous care in creating the perfect mould for their...

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