Mouth Guards (Sports) in Alpharetta, GA

Posted on: January 16, 2013

Athletes in Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Duluth, and North Atlanta, Georgia who would like to protect their teeth during play can obtain mouth guards at Old Alabama Dental Care.Certain sports involve a great deal of physical contact and can result in damaged teeth. To protect teeth from damage, it is often necessary to have a mouth guard in place while participating in that sport. Mouth guards can be made for patients of all ages.

How is a mouth guard made?

Dr. Taylor will begin by taking an impression of the teeth, which will then be sent to a dental laboratory. The dental laboratory will create a custom mouth guard by using a special material and then fitting it over the top of the dental mold.

What are the advantages of custom mouth guards for athletics?

Mouth guards created in a dental laboratory have significant benefits over those purchased at a sporting goods store including the following:
  • Feel more comfortable with custom fit
  • Are more durable than over-the-counter mouth guards
  • Provide better protection as it is customized to your teeth
  • Can breathe more easily while wearing them
  • Do not inhibit speech, making it easier to understand the wearer
  • Do not interfere with dental appliances such as braces or retainers

What are the disadvantages of custom mouth guards?

These mouth guards are more expensive than those purchased at a retail outlet.

How often do mouth guards need to be replaced?

Children who are still growing often find their custom mouth guard no longer fits properly after a year or so. Adults can often use their mouth guards for several years when they are properly cared for.

What is the proper way to clean a mouth guard?

This dental appliance can be cleaned with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Patients can simply brush in the same manner as they normally do when cleaning the teeth. An antiseptic mouthwash can also be used in lieu of toothpaste.Patients who are physically active need to be concerned about damage to their teeth while they are participating in sports. Fortunately, a well-fitting mouth guard is easy to obtain and can provide peace of mind for sports enthusiasts of all ages.Patients in Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Duluth, and North Atlanta, Georgia who regularly participate in contact sports should be concerned about protecting their teeth while doing so. One of the best ways of protecting teeth is by obtaining a custom-fitted mouth guard from Old Alabama Dental Care. To find out more call the clinic at[RS_phone format_type=”1″].