A Custom Mouth Guard Can Help Athletes Prevent Oral Trauma

Posted .

Many clubs, athletic associations and schools require the use of a protective mouthguard for athletes in contact sports or other vigorous activities. There are a wide variety of stock and boil and bite mouthguards sold in sporting goods stores.

However, many athletes complain that the mouthguards sold in stores are uncomfortable. Some of can also obstruct breathing when the athlete is at full exertion.

If you or another athlete in your home feels this way, you should set up an appointment with Dr. Bryce Searle. In many of these situations, he can help provide you with a custom mouthguard. Our dentists can design it to match the unique characteristics of your teeth and the contours of your bite pattern.

The quality materials and custom fit encourages regular use to help protect your mouth while also allowing for the easy passage of air.

Our dentists will provide you with any necessary care and cleaning instructions. A simple rinse under running water and an occasional brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste can often refresh the unit while also clearing any plaque buildup.

If you live in the American Fork, Utah, area and you or another member of your household is unhappy with their mouthguard, you should call 801-756-4595 to set up an appointment at Utah Valley Dental.