Custom Sports Mouthguards
Custom Sports Mouthguards
Superior Protection Against a Lifetime of Costly Dental Problems
Mouthguards are worn during recreational, professional, or competitive sports activities – including practice, competitions, and games. Without a mouthguard, you risk chipping, breaking or even losing teeth. We offer custom-made mouthguards that give you a professional level of protection. Our mouthguards are much more effective than the type of mouthguards you can buy over-the-counter in a drug store. We can also make them to match school or team colors! Schedule your appointment today at one of our conveniently located offices in Waterville or Winthrop, ME to better protect your athlete’s smile.
Why Are Athletic Mouthguards Important?
Athletic mouthguards are a necessity for all sports that involve risk of direct contact or trauma to the mouth from other players, balls, or other objects. They are also used to protect your teeth during high exertion activities such as weight lifting. Sports mouthguards add a layer of protection for both the player, as well as opponents, from direct trauma and inadvertent things that tend to occur during high exertion such as teeth and jaw clenching and accidental tongue or cheek biting.
Benefits of Dentist-Made Custom Sports Mouthguards
The sports mouthguards that we make provide a superior fit compared to a generic, store-bought mouthguard, which tends to lead to higher compliance and protection. One injury can be not only costly but also potentially cause a patient to endure a lifetime of ongoing dental concerns to the area of trauma. An ounce of protection can protect against a lifetime of dental problems.
Smile Solution of Maine’s Custom Sports Mouthguards
Our custom sports mouthguards follow a quick and easy process. They are usually completed in two short visits. During the athlete’s first appointment, our dentists will take a mold of their teeth that allows our lab technicians to expertly craft a perfect fitting mouthguard. Then during the second visit after your athletic mouthguard is ready, we’ll have the patient try it on to ensure a proper fit. We’ll also give instructions on how to properly wear and care for their sports mouthguard.
Cleaning Your Athletic Mouthguard
How often you clean your sports mouthguard is ultimately up to your personal preferences. However, depending on how it is stored and kept, athletes may want to consider cleaning it after every use. Our dentists recommend soaking your athletic mouthguard for at least 15 minutes in a mild bleach and water solution (1 tsp. regular household bleach to 1 cup of water) when cleaning it.
Ready to Better Protect Your Athlete’s Teeth?
Most over-the-counter mouthguards are inadequate and do not provide enough protection. A custom-made sports mouthguard made by the dentist at Smile Solutions of Maine are not only more effective, but also more comfortable to wear. We provide high-quality athletic mouthguards that better protect against oral traumas, concussions, and some facial lacerations. And as an added bonus, we can usually even match your team’s or school’s colors. Contact one of our offices in Waterville (207-873-2073) or Winthrop (207-377-6958) to get fitted for your sports mouthguard today!