Don’t run the risk of dental injury while staying active – call Panama City Smiles at (850) 763-8788 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:
- Riding a scooter
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).