Before and after each use, rinse your mouth guard with cold water or with a mouth rinse. You can also clean it with mild soap and a toothbrush. Always store your mouth guard in a firm container to avoid loss or damage when not in use.
Stock mouth guards are available at sporting goods stores. These pre-formed mouth guards are less expensive, but they are often bulky, poorly fitted and offer little protection. Our dentist recommends a custom-fitted mouth guard to ensure it does not slip or restrict your breathing.
Thousands of injuries happen every year, and many of these injuries happen during sports activities. The use of mouth guards is highly recommended when you are playing the kind of sports that gives you a greater chance of being in contact with other players. Sometimes, even when you are playing individual sports but are at risk of injury, a mouth guard can also be worn.
If you have experienced losing any of your front teeth or having some of your teeth broken due to an injury, then you must understand how important it is to keep your teeth and mouth protected, especially when you are engaged in an active lifestyle or are involved in contact sports or other physical activities. The use of a mouth guard can help prevent such injuries and keep your smile in the best possible condition.
You can expect it to take 2-3 visits from the start of the process to receiving your mouth guard. First, we take impressions of your teeth to use as the basis for your mouth guard. Next, we send those impressions to a dental lab that develops a customized mouth guard, designed to give you maximum comfort and the perfect fit. You can expect the mouthguard to return in as little as 2-3 weeks.