Athletic Mouth Guards in Washington, D.C.

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What is a Mouth Guard?

If you or your kid plays a sport, such as football, soccer, boxing, baseball, hockey, or wrestling, Dr. Jenny Kye highly suggests a custom mouth guard to protect your gums, teeth, and jaw. Unlike store-bought generic mouth guards, customized mouth guards from Chang & Rothkopf Dental will be molded and adjusted for you, making it even more effective and comfortable. If you want to decrease the possibility of harm to your mouth, we encourage you to contact Chang & Rothkopf Dental in Washington, D.C., to find out more about custom-made mouth guards.

Am I a Candidate for a Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards are helpful if you or your child participates in a sport that involves a high risk of injury or frequent contact. Many of our patients participate in football, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and other contact sports. A mouth guard can be particularly beneficial if you have dental restorations or braces because these can easily cut your gums and the soft tissues lining your mouth. Mouth guards also have been demonstrated to help athletes in sports without contact, including jogging, yoga, and weight training, by decreasing strain on the jawbone. Since a custom mouth guard is made especially for your needs, it typically fits better and lasts longer compared to stock or boil and bite mouth protectors available at sporting goods shops.

Atheltic Mought Guards FAQ

How do I choose the right athletic mouthguard for me or my child?

When choosing an athletic mouthguard, consider factors such as the level of protection needed, comfort, fit, durability, and ease of breathing and speaking. Custom-fitted mouthguards offer the highest level of protection and comfort, and it's essential to select a mouthguard that fits well and is worn properly during activity.

How should I care for my athletic mouthguard?

Proper care and maintenance of an athletic mouthguard are essential for prolonging its lifespan and ensuring optimal protection. Rinse the mouthguard with cool water before and after each use, and clean it regularly with mild soap and water or a denture cleaner. Store the mouthguard in a ventilated container when not in use, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Inspect the mouthguard periodically for signs of wear or damage and replace it as needed.

Can I wear braces with an athletic mouthguard?

Yes, individuals with braces can still wear an athletic mouthguard to protect their teeth and orthodontic appliances during sports or physical activities. Some mouthguard designs are specifically designed to accommodate braces and may require adjustments or modifications for a proper fit. It's essential to consult with our team at CK Dental & Associates to ensure the mouthguard is compatible with braces and provides adequate protection.

Custom Mouth Guards

Protect your dental health and improve your sports performance with a custom mouth guard. Dr. Kye is an experienced dentist that offers quality mouth guards to protect you from injuries and discomfort during sports. Schedule an appointment at Chang & Rothkopf Dental in Washington, D.C., to learn more information on the benefits of mouth guards.

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