If you’ve got athletes in your family, chances are good that Santa may bring some sports gear to your house later this month. May we suggest a custom mouthguard as a stocking stuffer? 

You see, sports injuries can result in some pretty serious dental damage. Don’t believe us? Check out this short video of an interview with actor Joe Manganiello. He reveals the life-altering effects of a mishap with a baseball hat that he suffered as a child. 

Yes, you can purchase athletic mouthguards from a sporting goods store. But they simply don’t provide the same level of protection as a custom guard. We make sports mouthguards using impressions of the wearer’s teeth. This means they:

  • Have a Comfortable Custom Fit – Mass-produced mouthguards simply don’t fit as well as ones made using dental impressions. With a superior fit, your family member is less likely to leave their mouthguard on the sidelines. Consistent wear is the key to preventing injury. We can even ensure the guard accommodates braces or other orthodontia.
  • Don’t Require a Boil-and-Bite Routine – If you’ve had store-bought sports guards before, you’re familiar with the frustrating – and often ineffective – boil-and-bite method of trying to mold the guard to your athlete’s mouth. That’s not needed with a custom-made mouthguard. 
  • Stay in Place Better – As you might expect, the custom fit also means the mouthguard is less likely to get dislodged during rough play. 
  • Stand Up Better to Use – When a mouthguard doesn’t fit well, your athlete is more likely to mouth it. When that happens, a guard won’t last long. In addition to the custom fit, we use the most durable materials for our mouthguards. 

To schedule a fitting for a custom mouthguard in Elizabethtown, KY, call Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry at 270-491-3768 (Lakewood location) or 270-200-6225  (Lincoln Trail).