WHEN SHOULD SOMEONE WEAR A MOUTH GUARD?
People should wear a mouth guard whenever they are involved in an activity with a risk of falls or of head contact with other players or equipment. This includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, even gymnastics.
HOW DOES ONE CHOOSE A MOUTH GUARD?
Any mouth guard is better than no mouth guard. However, it is important to choose a mouth guard that fits comfortably. The best way to ensure the proper protection, fit and comfort is to consult a Denturist.
PROPER CARE OF MOUTH GUARDS
When not in use, all mouth guards should be stored in a plastic container to avoid damage due to excessive heat or cold. They should be washed after each use, using cold or warm water. Hot water may cause distortion. As a general rule, it is recommended that a standard mouth guard be replaced every two to three years.