Back to school means back to sports. Over 5 million teeth are knocked out each year. Mouthguards help prevent chipped, broken and knocked out teeth.
A boil-and-bite mouthguard is what you’ll typically find in the sporting goods store. They are often too bulky, uncomfortable and difficult to talk with it in.
A custom-made mouthguard is considered the most protective option. The fit is precise, there is minimal interference with speech or breathing and has the greatest durability to sustain the hardest impacts.
Clean your mouthguard regularly to prevent bacteria and fungi growth. Simply rinsing it is not enough. Brush it with a toothbrush and toothpaste, then rinse it with soapy water.
Keep your mouthguard clean by storing it in a protective case. Make sure the case has ventilation so the mouthguard can dry and prevent microbial growth. Make sure to clean the case regularly as well.
Your mouthguard should be replaced after each season because it can wear down over time, becoming less protective. Replacement is especially important in adolescences because of continual growth and teeth development.
If you are in need of a mouthguard, give us a call, we can make it in an array of colors!