A custom mouth guard is the most effective way to protect your mouth and can also help reduce the risk of concussion during contact sports. They are specifically designed to match your teeth for maximum comfort, protection and ease of breathing.
A custom mouth guard represents a serious investment in the protecting your mouth. This is especially true if you have braces. They are made from a very durable material. With proper care you can extend the life of your mouth guard.
After each practice or game you should brush your teeth and rinse the mouth guard thoroughly under cool or lukewarm water. The mouth guard is made from a thermoplastic material that can slightly deform in hot water. You can also brush the mouth guard with nonabrasive toothpaste once a week to remove any residual plaque and keep the mouth guard fresh.
When you’re not wearing the mouth guard you should keep in the case provided. It’s also a good idea to avoid leaving it out in the sun.
It’s not uncommon for your custom mouth guard to suffer a little wear and tear as a result of contact sports. Try to inspect the mouth guard regularly for any trouble spots. Contact your dentist if you see a cause for concern.
If you have any questions about how to maintain your custom mouth guard please feel free to call us at 512.260.8330 to schedule an appointment.