Sports Mouthguards

Who Should Wear a Sports Mouthguard?

We strongly recommend that athletes wear mouthguards for any sport where a collision or impact could occur. This includes sports such as: acrobatics, basketball, boxing, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, ball hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer and squash, among many others. For years, custom sports mouthguards have been used to protect athletes’ teeth, supporting tissues, and gums from damaging trauma.

Benefits of a Custom Sports Mouthguard

There are two types of sports mouthguards: over-the-counter and custom. An over-the-counter mouthguard is adequate for occasional use, but most of our dental patients benefit significantly from one made specifically for them.

When using a custom sports mouthguard, you can expect an added level of comfort and protection to each area of your mouth. We guarantee your mouthguard will remain comfortable for your entire season by forming it to the specific intricacies of your mouth. With a perfect fit, your mouthguard will stay in place at all times, even when your mouth is open. Our mouthguards are also made from a material with increased durability when compared to the over-the-counter options.

How we Create A Perfectly Fitting Sports Mouthguard for You

All our custom sports mouthguards are designed and created within our office. We first take an impression of your mouth to analyze every small detail. This model is then placed on our vacuum sealer. This machine forms the protective mouthguard material around your impression to produce a perfect fit.

Maintaining Your Sports Mouthguard

A sports mouthguard that is not cleaned, stored, or maintained properly will wear out quickly. We recommend replacing your mouthguard each year to account for general deterioration from usage.

Custom dental mouthguards are designed for durability, but it is important to check your mouthguard for signs of wear. Children and teens must replace their mouthguards more frequently than adults to account for growing jaws and changes to their teeth.

Can You Use a Sports Mouthguard for Teeth Grinding?

No, a sports mouthguard cannot be used as a nightguard to protect against teeth grinding. If you suffer from teeth clenching or grinding, inform one of our team members so we can design a nightguard for you. Though sports mouthguards are durable, they are not built for the continuous pressure that results from this problem.