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Athletic Mouthguards

Don’t run the risk of dental injury while staying active – call Panama City Smiles at 850-588-0185 in Panama City, FL to get your perfect-fit, custom-made athletic mouthguards today!

The Difference Of A Custom-Made Athletic Mouthguard

For an athletic mouthguard to work properly, it needs to be custom-fitted. The boil-and-bite and one-size-fits-all mouthguards available at sporting goods stores usually do not fit well and are uncomfortable.

At Panama City Smiles. Dr. Patel will make an impression of your teeth or your child’s teeth and have a lab fabricate a custom mouthguard that will fit perfectly and comfortably.

Protect Your Teeth And More With An Athletic Mouthguard

Athletic mouthguards are extremely important for preventing dental injuries, especially for children or young adults who are active in recreational or competitive sports.

Aside from creating a barrier to keep teeth in place during a severe blow to the face, a mouthguard also acts as a shock absorber to minimize the blow’s overall impact to the rest of the head.

Athletic mouthguards are a wise protective measure for any physical activity, including:

  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Riding a scooter
  • Skating
  • Gymnastics

Caring For Your Athletic Mouthguard

Keeping your athletic mouthguard clean and free of bacteria is very important. Thankfully, caring for your mouthguard (and your mouth) is just a matter of making the following behaviors a habit:

  • Brush and rinse your teeth before and after wearing your mouthguard
  • Store your mouthguard in a clean, dry container with air vents
  • Clean your mouthguard and container regularly
  • Do not chew on your athletic mouthguard, as this could cause holes where bacteria can collect

Panama City Smiles also has custom-made mouthguards for bruxism (grinding of the teeth).

To schedule an appointment for you or your child to be fitted for custom athletic mouthguards, call at Panama City Smiles at 850-588-0185 or use our online form.

James A. Finlayson, IV

Dr. Patel has a skilled and gentle approach to how he administers treatment. So much so that I almost fell asleep during a root canal. I have also found his staff to be a mirror to his approach, both professional and friendly at the same time. ...

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