An active lifestyle is one of the best ways to lead a healthy life and maintain an optimum level of health. However, just like it’s necessary to take steps to protect your body, it is also necessary to take steps to protect your teeth. At High Point Dentistry, we offer custom mouthguards to protect your teeth and mouth from trauma and damage during sports and to absorb impact if oral injury occurs. Contact our office to learn more and schedule your appointment for an athletic mouthguard!
What are athletic mouthguards for?
Athletic mouthguards are custom mouthguards designed to protect the teeth and mouth from injury during sports or other physical activities. They are typically made of soft plastic and are custom-fitted to the individual’s teeth for maximum coverage from damage and impact. Athletic mouthguards for kids and adults are both available and suggested to prevent dental injuries and reduce the risk of concussion.
How long do mouthguards last?
The lifespan of a dental mouthguard often depends on factors such as usage frequency and intensity. However, most patients can expect a dental mouthguard for kids and adults to last anywhere from 6 months to several years. If you consistently play sports or in contact activities, then it may be recommended to replace your dental mouthguard annually or if it becomes damaged or worn out sooner.
How long does it take to make a custom mouthguard?
Making a custom mouthguard will vary depending on various factors. However, most patients can expect custom mouthguards to take between two to three weeks. If you visit our office to get a football mouthguard or other sports mouthguard, we’ll provide you with a more accurate estimate once we take a mold of your teeth. In the meantime, you can always wear a temporary dental mouthguard from the store until your custom mouthguard is ready.