Mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth and mouth from damage. They are highly recommended for those that engage in physical activities. They’re especially beneficial to people with braces or other fixed dental appliances like crowns, bridges, and implants. There are three different types of mouthguards: Custom-made, Boil and Bite, and Stock. Custom-made is created to fit your unique bite and mouth configurations. Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth and sends it to the lab to be created to exact precision. This one provides the best protection. Boil and Bite is a low-cost option you can buy at a sports store. It is pre-formed, but you can adjust it to fit your bite by boiling and biting into it. The third option is Stock; this pre-formed option is the least expensive. While not the best option, it is better to have this than nothing. If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.