Athletic Mouth Guards
Athletic Mouth Guards2022-01-05T18:05:27-09:00

Athletic Mouth Guards

Do you play a sport or participate in an athletic, recreational activity?

Athletic sports keep you moving by keeping you smiling and in the game.

For contact sports, iSmile dental professionals strongly recommend fitted sports mouth guards to keep athletes and their smiles off the bench and out of the dental chair. At iSmile, we offer mouth guards that are custom-fitted to your smile for optimal comfort and effectiveness. In addition, this oral appliance helps prevent injury to your teeth, mouth, jaw, and neck. Call iSmile today to learn more about sports mouth guards in Utah and Arizona to schedule your appointment.

iSmile’s dental care team is dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and free from discomfort. To help us do this, we provide several types of mouth guards at our office. We often recommend a variety of mouth guard called an athletic mouth guard or sports guard for our athletic patients. Sports guards fit over your teeth while you play sports and participate in other athletic activities to protect your smile from injury. Sports guards are essential for our patients who play high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, and rugby; however, all types of athletes can benefit from an athletic mouth guard. Whether you play soccer, basketball, or baseball, a sports guard can be a great way to protect your smile and keep it safe.

While several types of athletic mouth guards are available, a custom-made mouth guard is the most effective in protecting your smile. iSmile creates professional custom mouth guards that perfectly fit your unique smile and prevent dental injury, such as knocked out and chipped teeth. A sports guard can also help prevent damage to the mouth’s soft tissues, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, and gums.

Contact iSmile today to learn more about mouth guards and their benefits. We look forward to caring for your smile.

How do you clean a sports mouth guard?2021-09-27T15:34:40-09:00

You do not want to boil your mouthguard or attempt to put it in the dishwasher. Never soak your mouth guard in any harsh substances, even mouthwash. Instead, rinse your guard with clean water, brush it with toothpaste when you brush your teeth. By bringing your guard to routine appointments, our dental team would be happy to place your guard in the sonic cleaner to help sterilize it.

How often should sports guards be replaced?2021-09-27T15:32:41-09:00

Just like your cleats or running shows, your sports guard is an essential piece of athletic equipment. You wouldn’t want your sports guard unable to defend your teeth when you need it most. When you visit for your routine cleanings and exams, bring your sports guard with you. Our iSmile dental team can help sterilize it in our sonic cleaner and inspect it for any damage or wear. If your guard needs to be replaced, they can help share that. Just like shoes that you may outgrow or wear out, your mouthguard should be carefully monitored for replacement.

I can buy a sports guard over the counter. Why should I get a custom one?2021-09-27T15:30:43-09:00

Yes, you can buy an inexpensive sports guard from the store. Some store-bought guards can even be molded to the shape of your mouth. Yet the quality and proper fit are not there, such as when a dental professional fits a mouth guard for you. If a mouth guard is not properly fitted your teeth and bite can be damaged. Sports mouth guards are very cost-efficient, don’t let a store-bought guard create dental problems. Call iSmile for a professionally fitted guard to preserve your teeth and bite.

Athletic Mouth Guards