Smile Haus provides custom mouth guards in West Hills, CA. Call 818-348-6068 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Custom mouth guards are required by many schools and sports leagues to protect participants from injuries to the teeth and jaw. Even when these mouth guards are not required, it’s a good idea to have one and it’s especially important for athletes with braces. They’re an inexpensive safeguard against painful, costly dental injuries and study after study shows their efficacy. Mouth guard users are between 82 percent and 93 percent less likely to suffer dentofacial injuries during sports!
Why Custom Mouth Guards Are Best
Not all mouth guards offer the same amount of protection. Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards are cheap, but because they’re not custom made, they rarely fit well. They feel bulky and uncomfortable, making it difficult to speak clearly and breathe during vigorous activity. The result is that athletes—particularly children—leave their mouth guards in their lockers instead of wearing them.
Boil-and-bite mouth guards are another option, and while they might fit better, the material they are made with just doesn’t compare to the materials used in a custom mouth guard provided by a dentist. We take impressions of your teeth, then use these to create a device fitted exactly to your teeth and jaw. This provides the highest level of comfort and protection.
Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Mouth Guards
How does a sports mouth guard work?
Sports mouth guards add a layer of cushion to absorb blows to the face, protecting the jaw, teeth, and soft tissues from injury.
What sports use mouth guards?
While contact sports like football and wrestling are the most obvious activities that would require a mouth guard, it’s possible to injure yourself in a number of different sports—ice skating, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, soccer, etc. It’s always better to be safe than sorry and wear a mouth guard for protection!
Can I use a sports mouth guard at night?
No, a sports mouth guard is quite different from the type of mouth guard used to keep you from grinding your teeth at night. We’re happy to provide you with mouth guards for both purposes if needed.
How do I keep my mouth guard clean?
Rinse your mouth guard with water each time you take it out and before you put it back in. Once a week, you can give it a deep clean with denture or retainer cleaner or soap and water.
Call 818-348-6068 to schedule your appointment.