Custom Mouth Guards by Dr. Bright

custom-mouthguard2-224x300What would your life be like if you suddenly lost one or more of your teeth? Everything from smiling to talking to chewing, things we take for granted every day, would all be adversely affected.

When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment. Studies show that athletes are over 50 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouth guard. While collision and contact sports like football are higher-risk sports for the mouth, you can also experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as biking and skating.

Mouth guards help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect your teeth and the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Most athletes are familiar with the stock and boil-and-bite mouth guards, but these are generally one-size-fits-all, and not designed specifically for your mouth.

If you are involved in any kind of sport or activity that has the potential to induce a blow to your teeth or jaw, you should invest in a custom mouth guard, professionally fitted and provided by your Dr. Bright. While other types of mouth guards do provide some protection against tooth and jaw injury, a custom mouth guard by Dr. Bright will be the exact size and shape for your unique mouth, providing better protection for a mouth injury.

Once you have received your custom mouth guard from Dr. Bright, make sure to care for it properly.

  • Rinse your mouth before and after each use, or brush with a toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Periodically clean your custom mouth guard in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly
  • Carry your custom mouth guard in a sturdy container that has vents
  • Never leave your custom mouth guard in the sun or in hot water
  • Check for wear and tear before each use, and replace immediately if it is torn, damaged, or no longer fits.

Whether you need a custom mouth guard for your youth or teen, or you’re an adult looking for the best oral protection for your active lifestyle, give our office a call today to schedule your appointment!