Whether or not the fall sports season goes ahead on a delayed schedule or gets postponed, we know that some day athletes will return to courts and fields in and around Edgewood, KY. When they do, we want them to be ready, and that includes wearing an athletic mouthguard.

Are athletic mouthguards helpful?

Yes, which is why they are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and other professional dental organizations. Studies have shown that athletes who wear mouthguards are 60 times less likely to suffer dental injuries than athletes who don’t.

Are custom mouthguards better?

Again, yes, they are. Boil-and-bite mouthguards provide a level of protection, much like a seat belt in a car. However, boil-and-bite mouthguards also can be bulky and uncomfortable. They can interfere with breathing, drinking water, and talking to teammates. Custom mouthguards are smaller and form-fitting to provide added protection, like a five-point harness. This makes them more comfortable and allows you to breathe, drink, and speak without taking them out.

Where can I get custom mouthguards?

We can make them for you at Edgewood Dental Care. Whether you are a recreational athlete, getting ready for a high school season, or are playing youth sports, we can make a mouthguard specifically for you.

Call 859-474-7830 or contact us online for an appointment.