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ATHLETIC MOUTHGUARD

Athletic mouthguards that we recommend are Custom Made. The custom made mouthguards are designed by us and are the most satisfactory of all the types of mouthguards or protectors on the market. They fulfill the criteria for comfort, retention, adaptation, and stability. The mouthguard does not interfere with your breathing nor your speaking. The need for a custom-fitted mouthguard in sports cannot be overemphasized. Having witnessed the kind of injuries that mouthguards can prevent and treated the injuries that weren’t prevented we recommend all athletes get fitted for a Custom Made Mouthguard to help protect you from injury.

We DO NOT recommend the Boil and Bite Mouthguard even though it is the most commonly used mouthguard.  You immerse the mouthguard material in boiling water and form it to your mouth by using either your finger, tongue, and or biting into the material to try to make it fit. The Boil and Bite Mouthguards are available in limited sizes and every mouth is NOT one size fits all. They often lack proper extension to cover all of your posterior teeth. In most Dental Studies the Boil and Bite Mouthguards do not cover all the posterior teeth in the majority of Minor School Age Children and up and through College Athletes. Most athletes who use the Boil and Bite Mouthguards end up cutting and biting the material to alter the bulkiness and ill fitting due to their poor fit , poor retention, and  gagging. When an athlete makes these kind of adjustments it reduces the protective properties of the mouthguard which then increases their chance of injury, such as concussions. A blow to the head or chin can have a lifelong effect.