Sports Mouthguards

Do you or one of your children need a mouthguard for an upcoming sports season?

An Overview

Archbold Family Dental is here to craft the perfect mouthguard for you! Many sports require participants to use a mouthguard during any competition in order to protect each player’s oral health. Even if this is not a requirement, you should consider wearing a mouthguard.

When you choose Archbold Family Dental to create your customized mouthguard, you will need to schedule an appointment. The appointments are quick, and we will have your appliances ready to go in no time.

Which sports require a mouthguard?

If you or your child participates in a contact sport, they will need to use a mouthguard. This includes football, ice hockey, field hockey, wrestling, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer.

Some sports which may not be as contact-heavy may require or encourage participants to use a mouthguard, including gymnastics, skateboarding, and any other activity that increases a patient’s risk of a mouth injury.

What does a mouthguard do?

Just as any other protective items used in sports, mouthguards are essential in protecting the participants’ mouth, especially the teeth and jaw. When contact is made with a participant’s head, their mouthguard will protect their teeth from major trauma.

Many dental injuries in sports occur due to a poor-fitting mouthguard. When you obtain your custom-made mouthguard at Archbold Family Dental, you can eliminate this risk and rest easy knowing that you have an appliance that was made just for you.

How to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

Just like any piece of a uniform, a mouthguard must be cleaned properly to avoid any contamination. Since it goes in the mouth, one of the most bacteria-ridden parts of the human body, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold if not cleaned properly. Not only can this cause infections in the mouth, but it can lead to greater overall health issues.

The best way to ensure your mouthguard is to clean it thoroughly with soapy water. It is also important to keep up with regular brushing and flossing routines while you are using a mouthguard.

In need of a sports mouthguard?

If you or one of your family members needs a sports-related mouthguard, call our office today at 419-445-8176. We will create your custom-fit mouthpiece right away to keep your smile healthy and happy all season long.