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Sports Guard


Close up of a hand holding a sports guard against a black backgroundYou have probably seen players chewing on them during sports games: the mouthguard. They are very important, and they really protect your smile from impacts. Trauma to your teeth can be very damaging to the mouth and could get very expensive if not taken care of.

If you play sports like hockey or football, you might want to consider investing in a mouthguard. has several mouthguards available for you to pick from. We can help get you the best fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth.

The mouthguards do exactly what the name suggests, as it protects your mouth from damage. If you box, play football or play any other sport where potential blows to the head become an issue, you will need a mouthguard.

Mouthguards fit over your teeth and defend your mouth from chipped teeth and damage to your lips and jaw. For this reason, mouth guards need to be durable and comfortable, so you can have them in your mouth for a long period of time.

Types of Mouthguards


There are several types of mouthguards available for you at your local dentist’s office. The most common one is a custom-made mouthguard, which we make for you. They are based on your teeth and your specific mouth type and often feel just like your real teeth. The custom models can be expensive, however.

Many people prefer the ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards, which are mouthguards that you boil in warm water. The heat gets the plastic malleable, and then you can bite down to leave an imprint of your teeth. Once the plastic hardens again, you will have a custom mouthguard that you can use.

How long do Mouthguards last?


A good mouthguard should be replaced every season of whatever sporting event you choose. They often wear down as you move them around in your mouth, and as you suffer blows. If you are an adolescent, then your mouth can keep growing and you can outgrow your mouthguard.

If you are playing a contact sport where blows to the head are likely, like boxing or football, you may need to replace your mouthguard more frequently. Typically, having new mouthguards made whenever you go to see your dentist, is a good idea.

Do they work?


Mouthguards tend to work for two reasons. The first is to protect from a blunt blow (i.e a basketball to the face.) But they also protect against responses to the blunt blows. If you get hit in the face or head, you might bite down on your lip or the inside of your cheek.

This can cause damage and occasionally bleeding, but the mouthguard goes over your teeth and stops you from piercing any skin. No extra damage from biting down often means no extra pain!

A mouthguard is always useful for sporting events, and having one made for you can protect your teeth from any unforeseen accidents on the playing field. If you need a custom mouthguard made for your teeth, please call All Star Dental & Implant Center at (808) 808-1606 today. We will be happy to create the perfect mouthguard for you.

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