Athletic Mouthguards Protect Your Smile During Sports
  • Enjoy the comfort of a custom mouthguard
  • Avoid broken & knocked-out teeth
  • Come here for same-day emergency care

Stay in the Game With Athletic Mouthguards in Jeffersonville

Sports are a great way to stay in shape. Unfortunately, playing sports also comes with a risk of injury, including dental injuries that may require emergency dental care. Protect your teeth against breaks and dislodgment by getting athletic mouthguards in Jeffersonville, IN.

Compared to the mouthguards you can find in stores, one of our custom-fitted mouthguards offers clear benefits:

  • Better Protection – It’s less likely to come loose and leave your mouth unprotected.
  • Greater Comfort – You are less likely to forget your mouthguard when it feels comfortable.
  • More Durable – Our mouthguards are made with materials that are meant to last.
  • Made for Play – Whether you play field hockey or football, Dr. Kirchner will make sure you get the right kind of mouthguard. Different activities need different kinds of mouthguards.
  • Higher Standards – Meet the standards developed by the American Dental Association and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for Athletic Mouth Protectors and Materials. Few commercial mouthguards meet this standard.

As part of our general dentistry, Dr. Kirchner can take impressions of your teeth and other measurements to make you a custom mouthguard.  Schedule your consultation for a sports mouthguard by calling Kirchner Dental at 812-913-6093.

Treat Your Custom Mouthguard Right

A customized mouthguard can last for a long time if you care for it. Follow these recommendations:

  • Brush your mouthguard with a a toothbrush and water after wearing it.
  • Clean your mouthguard occasionally with soap and warm water. Avoid hot water, which can warp your mouthguard.
  • Let your sports mouthguard air dry completely before you put it away.
  • Store it in a sturdy container with vents so air can flow around it.
  • Remember to clean the container periodically.

All Athletes Can Use a Comfortable Mouthguard

Everyone knows to wear mouthguards for contact sports like football. We recommend using one for activities like bicycling and skateboarding, too. You should wear a mouthguard during any sport that involves running, jumping, or throwing or catching an object that could cause an injury to your teeth, gums, or mouth. Even if you’re wearing a helmet, you’ll also benefit from a mouthguard.

For athletic mouthguards in Jeffersonville, restorative dentistry and more, call Kirchner Dental at 812-913-6093 or schedule online. Our office is located minutes from Jeffersonville High School and Riverside Elementary School. If you do suffer a dental injury, we’ll do our best to offer you a same-day appointment.

Common Questions About Athletic Mouthguards

Why are mouthguards important?

Mouthguards can serve several important functions, including protecting your teeth, gums, jaw, and head while playing sports and preventing you from grinding your teeth at night. In either case, a mouthguard created by your dentist is the best way to ensure a custom, comfortable fit and that it’s made of high-quality, durable material.

How are mouthguards made?

For any oral appliance to fit well and work effectively, it needs to be customized to the precise measurements of your mouth. Athletes who buy mass-produced guards from a sporting goods store, for example, will never find one that is sized comfortably or appropriately enough to provide full coverage and protection. We can create a mouthguard that allows you to move, breathe, and communicate easily while keeping your smile safe.

Which mouthguards work best?

The best mouthguard is one made especially for your or your child’s mouth. A professionally made mouthguard will outperform a store-bought “boil-and-bite” mouthguard because it will fit better, provide superior protection, and last longer. At Kirchner Dental, we can have athletic mouthguards made, as well as mouthguards for TMJ pain and for sleep apnea.

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