If you or your children love to stay active, visit Silver Leaf Dentistry in Longmont, CO for a custom athletic mouthguards from Longmont, CO dentist Dr. Wallin!

The Difference Between Custom Athletic Mouthguards And Store-Bought Options

If you’ve ever used the boil-and-bite or one-size-fits-all athletic mouthguards available at most sporting goods stores, you’ve probably noticed that they are not very comfortable. But that’s only part of the problem. Simply put, store-bought mouthguards do not work very well.

In contrast, custom-made athletic mouthguards from trusted Longmont, CO dentist Dr. Wallin will fit comfortably and do an excellent job of protecting your teeth from injury. That’s because we take precise impressions of your mouth before making your custom mouthguard. Dr. Wallin is the perfect one to do this procedure since he had his Doctorate Degree in Dental Medicine at Midwestern University.

Who Needs Athletic Mouthguards?

Many high-contact sports require athletic mouthguards, such as football and hockey. But a mouthguard can and should be worn during any physical activity where dental injuries are possible. Here are just some of the other activities you should use a mouthguard for:

  • Skateboarding
  • Rollerskating
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding

An athletic mouthguard may be the difference between a dental emergency and manageable pain. Rather than severely chipping or even knocking out your teeth, you may only experience some minor swelling and soreness.

If you do happen to severely damage your teeth during physical activity, top Longmont, CO dentist Dr. Wallin can recommend a variety of restorative dentistry options to repair or replace them.

Caring For Your Athletic Mouthguard

Taking care of your athletic mouthguard is quite simple:

  • Rinse it off with water or mouthwash before and after each use
  • Every so often, gently clean the mouthguard with cool soapy water or by brushing with toothpaste
  • Store it in a clean, dry, vented container

Don’t run the risk of dental injury – contact Dr. Wallin of Silver Leaf Dentistry today for custom athletic mouthguards! You can call us at 720-504-2539 or use our online form to schedule.

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