Sports Guards

McLean Family Dentistry: McLean, VA / Cosmetic & Restorative: Overview / Sports Guards

Mouthguards, also called athletic guards, help prevent trauma to your face, minimizing the risk of fractured teeth and injuries to the mouth. Studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouthguard.

The best mouthguard is one that has been custom-made for your mouth. Dr.Chand will review your options and pick a mouthguard that is best suited for you.

Tips for caring for your mouthguard:

  • Use Retainer Brite tablets after each use to help disinfect and deodorize
  • Use the provided case to transport your mouthguard
  • Do not leave your mouthguard in heat or hot water. Leaving your mouthguard in a hot car can deform the material.
  • Always bring it in for your cleanings to have Dr.Chand evaluate it’s fit and condition.