Athletic Mouthguards

For your smile and your health

When it comes to sports equipment, mouthguards are essential. They are made of soft plastic and are closely adapted to fit comfortably over your natural teeth.

Athletic mouthguards protect your teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. They also protect you from a certain type of concussion.

Play to win – Protect your grin!

When should a mouthguard be worn?

A mouthguard should be worn whenever your sport has a risk of falls or head contact with equipment or other players.

Football, boxing, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding and gymnastics are some of the sports and activities where mouthguards are indicated.

How long should dentures last?

  • Dentures are no different than other dental/medical devices or prostheses, they require regular maintenance by your Denturist and will eventually need to be replaced.
  • Your Denturist is the professional who will advise you on your specific oral health needs and circumstances. Most dental insurance plans cover dentures every five years.

Will all athletic mouthguards offer the same protection?

A professionally fitted mouthguard will offer the best protection for people of all ages, including those with primary (baby) teeth, as well as secondary (adult) teeth.

Proper care of mouthguards

When not in use, all mouthguards should be stored in a container to avoid damage. They should be washed after each use, using cold or lukewarm water. Prior to insertion, a mouthguard may be rinsed in mouthwash to freshen the taste.

As a general rule, it is recommended that an athletic mouthguard be replaced every two to three years for adults and every season for children. Whatever your age or sport, mouthguards are an important part of sports safety and your exercise routine.

Do what you can to protect your smile and preserve your health.
Ensure you have a properly-fitted mouthguard made by a professional.