A mouth guard is a protective shield for covering your gums and teeth. Mouth guards can be used to prevent damage to the teeth and gums during contact sports, or they can also be used to prevent TMJ issues and problems with teeth grinding. The making of a mouth guard in the dental office requires impressions be made of your teeth. The mouth guard is then made to fit your teeth perfectly so it is as comfortable as possible. Our mouth guards are made from thermoplastic material.
Before putting the mouth guard in your mouth you should place it into a cup of warm water for 1 minute to soften it up. This allows for minor adjustments to be made when placing your mouth guard so that it fits even more perfectly. To clean your mouth guard you should brush it with a regular toothbrush with soap and warm water. If you choose to place it in some mouthwash, don’t leave it for too long, as this can wear away at the material. You can also bring your mouth guard into the office and we can clean it for you.