Custom Mouth Guards
508 Dentist provides custom mouth guard services in Swansea, MA and Attleborough, MA. Call us today to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Mouth guards are required by many schools and sports teams, but not all mouth guards are created equal. Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards are inexpensive and easy to find online and in stores, but these one-size-fits-all products are bulky and uncomfortable, making it difficult to speak clearly and even interfering with breathing. Boil-and-bite mouth guards promise a custom fit, but they’re made with subpar material. Only a custom-fitted mouth guard from a dentist offers the best possible protection against injury.
We design custom mouth guards by taking impressions of your teeth, which allows us to create a device that fits securely and comfortably. This, combined with the state-of-the-art material used for your mouth guard, means that you’ll get both the highest level of comfort and protection—and when your mouth guard is comfortable, you’ll actually wear it!
Custom mouth guards are essential for children who are involved in athletics, patients who wear braces, and anyone who participates in contact sports, regardless of age. They offer protection not only for the teeth, but also your jaw, gums, and other soft tissues.
Once you have a custom mouth guard, be sure to always wear it when you’re participating in sports. Bring your mouth guard to all of your dental check-ups so we can make sure it still fits well and is providing the protection you need.
Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Mouth Guards
Where can I get a custom mouth guard?
The best source for a custom mouth guard is your dentist. Boil-and-bite or mail order mouth guards do not offer the same level of protection.
Is a custom mouth guard worth it?
Yes. A custom mouth guard offers superior protection and it’s also more comfortable to wear.
How long do mouth guards last?
It’s generally recommended that you replace your mouth guard about once a year, but children whose jaws and teeth are still developing may need more frequent replacements.
Can you buy mouth guards over-the-counter?
Yes, mouth guards can be purchased over-the-counter, but these types of mouth guards are not the same as the high-quality mouth guards custom-made by dentists. They don’t offer as much protection and they are usually uncomfortable to wear, especially for extended periods of time.
How should I clean my mouth guard?
You should rinse your mouth guard before you wear it and clean it afterwards. One of the easiest ways to clean a mouth guard is to use a mild soap and lukewarm water; you can also use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to let your mouth guard dry thoroughly before putting it back in its case. When your mouth guard needs a deeper clean, you can soak it in vinegar for 30 minutes, then rinse it with water.
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