Athletic Mouthguards

Just as you’d protect your head with a helmet, you can protect your smile with athletic mouthguards from Volterra Dental! Call our Los Alamitos, CA dental office at 562-735-2363 to defend your teeth – and your loved ones’ teeth! – from injury with a custom athletic mouthguard.

Athletic Mouthguards At Volterra Dental

Custom athletic mouthguards protect your teeth by offering a layer of protection to prevent injury, such as a broken tooth. You should wear an athletic mouthguard any time there is a reasonable risk of injury to your teeth.

Several contact sports, like hockey and football, require mouthguards. But mouthguards are also a great idea for many other activities, including soccer, volleyball, biking, rollerblading, and skateboarding.

Dr. Laos and Dr. Yoshikane are so dedicated to helping their community avoid dental injuries that they even custom-make mouthguards for our local high school athletic teams!

Custom Mouthguard Vs. Store-Bought Mouthguard

While you can buy a generic mouthguard in most sporting goods stores, they are one-size-fits-all and are less effective. At our Los Alamitos, CA dental office, we offer custom mouthguards that will fit and work better.

Caring For Your Mouthguard

In order for your mouthguard to continue providing the protection you need, there are a few simple things you need to do to take care of it:

  • After every use, clean it gently with a toothbrush and water (no need for toothpaste)
  • Every now and then, clean it with a little soap and water
  • Always let the mouthguard air dry completely before putting it away in a clean case
  • Don’t chew on your mouthguard, as that can reduce its effectiveness
  • Bring it to our office during your regular dental exams

Helmets and pads can save your bones from bad injuries, and likewise, athletic mouthguards can save your teeth. For your next appointment for a custom athletic mouthguard, call us at 562-735-2363 or use our online form.