The best mouthguard is the one that is worn during sports. Custom mouthguards are the most comfortable, fit well and stay in place. At Village Pediatric Dental, we fabricate professional grade, custom mouthguards using impressions taken of the athlete’s teeth and use dual lamination for increased protection.
To have a custom mouthguard created, please make an appointment below.
Why custom mouthguards?
31% of sporting injuries result in damage to the teeth, face or head and 95% of injuries involving teeth result in disfigurement to the front teeth. A properly made custom fitted mouthguard absorbs and distributes forces evenly over the teeth and bones. They greatly reduce injury rates. For example in American Football where mouthguards are compulsory, only 0.07% of all injuries involve the mouth and teeth. In Basketball where they are not compulsory and mouthguards are not routinely worn, the injury rate is 34%.
Aside from protecting your child's smile, Village Pediatric Dental mouthguards are custom formed to each athletes mouth and allow for personalization of colors, team logos and name.
We use the highest quality materials and modern process to create our mouthguards. Specifically, custom heat-pressure lamination that pressurizes layers of shock material together in specific custom areas for maximum protection. Unlike most other mouthguards, athletes can easily keep this comfortable mouthgaurd in place in the mouth, speak easily and enjoy the same protection from trauma that professional athletes do.
Peace of mind
You wouldn't make your child's helmet or pads at home, the crucial mouthguard should be no different. The Academy for Sports Dentistry states that it is critical that the mouthguard fit accurately, stay in place during impact and redistribute the impact’s energy. This means the mouthguard should cover all the teeth and surrounding tissues, be custom made from a mold of the athlete’s mouth, be adjusted to the athlete’s bite, be made from FDA approved material and be the correct thickness for the sport.
When should a mouthguard be worn?
A mouthguard should be worn for sports where there is a moderate to heavy degree of impact or collision. Of course the protective level required changes depending on the level and intensity of competition. Here are some examples of sports where athletes should be wearing mouthguards: