Why Custom Mouthguards Protect Your Teeth Better

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There are two times of year when it’s great to be outside playing sports: summer and fall. Sure, spring is nice, but too many people have allergies. But summer is made for baseball, while fall is great for football. (And thanks to indoor arenas, hockey can happen all the time.)

But these sports can be risky for your smile. All it takes is one bad hit, pitch, or shot, and you could have damaged or even missing teeth. Neither gets any better on their own. In fact, they continue to get worse over time. For example, that gap in your smile will let your other teeth grow crooked.

Call our Racine, WI dental office today at 262-417-7326 to schedule your appointment for a custom athletic mouthguard. While you can buy cheaper ones in stores, you often get what you pay for. A custom mouthguard will do a better job at protecting your teeth during summer and fall sports. After all, isn’t that what you need?

Why Summer & Fall Sports Need Mouthguards

The problem with sports and being active is that you can never tell when an accident or injury is about to happen. If you could, you wouldn’t need protective gear or athletic mouthguards. But the reality is that accidents can happen in the blink of an eye.

Even if you’re sure of your athletic ability to stay injury-free, are you sure about your teammates and opponents? Sometimes, how they play can put your smile at risk. Try facing an unsteady pitcher and you know what that feels like.

Here are some of the situations where you need an athletic mouthguard:

  • Getting hit in the face by a ball or puck.
  • Getting tackled or checked hard.
  • Falling off a bike onto a hard surface.
  • Colliding with someone on the court.

By calling our Racine dentists today, you can get an appointment for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Because having a mouthguard is much better than losing a tooth.

Custom Mouthguards Are Simply Better

You can go to most sporting good stores and buy a mouthguard there. The problem is how they fit. Even the “boil-and-bite” mouthguards don’t fit nearly as well as one customized to fit your teeth in particular. That expert fit means a lot. Here are some of the advantages you get from visiting North Bay Dental for your custom mouthguard.


Imagine heading into the football field wearing a helmet that didn’t fit right. There’s a good reason the refs would make you leave the field. When protective gear doesn’t fit correctly, it’s not doing the job of protecting you.

By calling our Racine dentists today, you can make an appointment for an athletic mouthguard specifically designed for your smile. Because it fits so well, it does a better job of protecting your smile from accidents and injuries.


If you hear shoes that are too big or too small for your feet, you’ll be feeling it the next day. That’s because wearing uncomfortable things can rub you the wrong way literally. That’s certainly true of generic mouthguards. Since they don’t fit right, they can be annoying and distracting in your mouth.

That’s why you need to call our Racine, WI dental office and come in for a custom mouthguard. By measuring your teeth and then making the mouthguard, you’ll get one that’s more comfortable and less distracting.


When you’re in the middle of a game, you need all the air you can breathe in. Plus, you need to be able to communicate to your teammates. That’s harder to do when you have some ill-fitting mouthguard over your teeth.

Because our mouthguards are custom-fitted to your teeth in particular, they can be smaller and less bulky. That means you can have an easier time breathing and talking to teammates when a game needs you to do both.

Call us today at 262-417-7326 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment to get a custom athletic mouthguard. Our Racine dentists know how to carefully measure your teeth to make a mouthguard that fits right, feel better, and protects more.

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