Custom Mouthguard

Play Hard...Keep Teeth

Injuries to the mouth and jaw are among the most common injuries suffered by athletes.  In fact, studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouthguard!

Athlete Wearing a custom mouthguard

protecting your smile while playing sports is essential!

Direct Force to Your Mouth Can Cause Teeth to Chip, Break or Come Loose

Do you take part in any athletic or recreational activity that includes a risk of contact with the face and mouth? Everything would be affected if you unexpectedly lost one or two of your front teeth – Smiling, talking, eating. Even slight force to your mouth can affect teeth to chip, break or come loose.

We highly suggest wearing a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth during activities that can risk your teeth and mouth. Throughout contact sports such as football, hockey, boxing, etc., blows to the face are regular occurrences.

Did you know a mouthguard can also avoid injury to other parts of your mouth, such as the tongue, lips, face, and jaw? It can also avoid or lessen the effects of headaches and concussions. A mouthguard is a vital piece of athletic gear that should be part of any athlete’s standard equipment, regardless of age.

Do you wear braces or a fixed bridge?

A custom fitted mouth guard is important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A mouth guard will provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, which will help you avoid injuries to your gums and cheeks during a physical activity that may result in a blow to your face.

Types of Mouthguards:

These are available at any sporting goods store, but provide only limited protection because they cannot be adjusted to your mouth.  We do not recommend their use.

These are softened with hot water then molded over your teeth. These are also available at sporting goods stores, and provide somewhat customized fit which leads to better protection and greater ease in talking and breathing.

Not only they look COOL, but are designed and made for your teeth and offer the best fit, comfort and protection. Their cost may be more than the stock ones because they are custom designed and made for your mouth by your dentist. However they provide better protection against dental trauma, jaw fracture and jaw joint (“TMJ”) injury because they are made with higher quality shock absorbing material that significantly reduces the force of impact to the jaws and teeth.

Image illustration showing how custom mouthguard protects an athlete from concussion

Caring For Your Mouthguard

  • Do not leave the mouth guard in the sun or in hot water
  • Carry the mouthguard in a sturdy container that has vents
  • Rinse before and after each use or brush with a toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Every now and then clean the mouthguard in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly