Get A Custom Mouthguard Before Spring Sports

When you’re active through sports or exercise, you probably have all kinds of gear. Helmets, wrist guards, knee pads, and more aren’t just a good idea. They’re necessary to keep you safe.

That’s why you need to call our Panama City, FL dental office today at 850-588-0185 for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Spring is just around the corner, and that’s when the Florida heat hasn’t gotten out of hand. Many teams and leagues will start (if they haven’t already), and you need to protect your teeth just like you protect other parts of your body.

Thankfully, Dr. Patel is both highly experienced and well trained. You can get a mouthguard that protects your teeth, feels comfortable, and more.

What Could Go Wrong? Plenty.

Sports injuries can be planned for, but they cannot be predicted. Sure, some sports and situations are more risky than others (such as tennis versus football). But accidents happen. Even if you’re skilled enough to keep those risks low, are you sure everyone you’re playing with has those same skills?

There’s a reason professional athletes wear mouthguards — they need to protect their smile. Here are some of the accidents that can severely hurt your teeth:

  • Falling hard on the court.
  • Crashing your bike or ATV.
  • Getting hit in the face by a foul ball or spiked volleyball
  • Getting tackled or checked hard

These can all give your teeth chips or cracks. They can even knock a tooth out. By calling Dr. Patel today, you can make an appointment to protect your teeth with an athletic mouthguard.

Why Custom Mouthguards Work Better

You may have seen athletic mouthguards for sale in sporting goods stores. These are either one-size-fits-all or “boil and bite”. Either way, they simply do not compare to a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard from Panama City Smiles.

Dr. Patel will accurately measure your teeth and then create a mouthguard that fits. Instead of something designed for everyone and no one at the same time, you’ll get one designed specifically for you. This customized athletic mouthguard provides several benefits that you cannot get from a sporting goods store.


While a store-bought mouthguard is often cheaper, as with a lot in life, you get what you pay for. Those mouthguards do not protect your teeth as well as a custom-fitted one. Think of the difference between a helmet that’s your size and one that’s several sizes too big. Which protects you better?

If your teeth get damaged, you’ll need restorative dentistry treatments like dental crowns, dental bridges, or dental implants to repair the damage. That’s going to cost more than whatever you might save with a store-bought mouthguard.


Those generic mouthguards are bulky. They can get in the way of you talking to teammates, and you know how communication in the game is important. Plus, that bulk can make it harder for you to breathe deeply when you need it most.

By calling our Panama City, FL dental office today, you can get an athletic mouthguard fitted to your teeth. This will make it easier to breathe and talk while you play.


Because those store-bought mouthguards do not fit well, they can be uncomfortable to wear. This can be distracting as you focus on the annoying thing in your mouth instead of the game. But it can also tempt you to not wear it.

Call Panama City Smiles today for a custom athletic mouthguard. This will fit better, so it will be more comfortable. That means you can focus on your game instead of your protection.


In the end, you need an athletic mouthguard because you need to protect your teeth. A store-bought mouthguard doesn’t fit well, so it can slip around in your mouth. That means it’s not protecting your teeth as it should — just like you shouldn’t wear a helmet that’s not secure.

Our athletic mouthguards are made to order so they fit perfectly. By staying exactly where it should, this will offer much better protection for your smile. That’s why you got the mouthguard in the first place, right?

Call us TODAY at 850-588-0185 or use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment to get a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Dr. Patel has been helping people protect their smiles for many years. With such real-world experience, he knows how to best protect your teeth with a mouthguard.

Don’t wait until you have chipped or lost teeth. Call our Panama City, FL dental office today.

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