Athletic Mouthguards

Posted on August 24, 2016 · Posted in Prevention

It’s that time of year again, school is starting back up which means sport activities are beginning as well. With sports come great achievements, but can also cause injury and accidents. Whether its football, soccer, volleyball etc. each athlete should be properly protected and prepared for injuries/accidents. One of the most common trauma areas in athletics will be the mouth. Being well prepared and protected with a mouthguard is a great first step in protecting your child or yourself.

All NEW and CURRENT Highschool students and younger in athletics are welcome to make an appointment for a custom mouth guard FREE of charge!

There are 3 common forms of athletic mouthguards:

Stock mouthguard: These guards are the least expensive and pre-formed. These ready to wear mouthguards will help protect your mouth, but may not be as comfortable or as well fitted as you may like. These can be bulky and might make breathing and talking a bit more difficult than the next two forms of mouthguards.

Boil and bite mouthguards: These guards can also be found in a sporting goods or local store like the stock guards. They are softened in warm water and form to the athletes’ upper teeth. You can always ask your dentist to assist you with these guards to make sure it has the proper fit.

Custom-fitted mouthguards: The last form of an athletic mouth guard will be custom-made by your dentist. This allows for the best fit to your mouth. All athletes, and especially those who have braces, dental implants or fixed bridgework should consider these guards. Although they may be more costly, a custom-fitted guard will have a better fit and will feel more comfortable that anything you could buy off a shelf. They also provide the best protection of your teeth!

Call our office today to schedule your appointment today! FREE mouthguards are the custom fitted guards made in our office! Ready in less than a week!
Colors include: Red/Black, Blue/White, Green/Gold, White, Blue, Red or Clear!

mouthguards athleticProper care for your mouthguard is critical to your oral hygiene as well. Rinsing with cold water or an antiseptic mouth rinse before and after each use will keep your mouth guard clean. Make sure to have a sturdy container to hold the mouthguard in while not using. Make sure to bring your mouthguard to each dental appointment to have your dentist check that it still fits properly.

Wihlm Dental
2530 West 9th Avenue OshkoshWI54904 USA