Chewing on your sports mouthguard can be a costly habit, especially if you have a custom-designed guard. If you invested in a custom-fitted mouthguard, then you know just how much better they are than over-the-counter options. Your chewing habit shouldn’t be a reason to go back to uncomfortable, unsafe mouth guards. If you haven’t yet invested in a custom-fitted guard then that might be exactly the thing that will stop you from chewing your way through your guards. We’ve put together a couple of options that will help your mouthguard last longer. Including a chew-resistant mouthguard option.
Keep it on your teeth
If you find yourself regularly chewing your mouthguards into a mangled mess, then the first thing to try is getting yourself a custom-fitted sports mouthguard. These are made using an exact impression of your teeth and are available online from SportingSmiles or through your dentist. We custom make these guards for you, which allows them to fit tighter to the teeth.
A snug fit provided by a custom mouthguard is often enough to stop athletes from chewing on their mouthguards. But when it isn’t, SportingSmiles offers chew resistant mouthguards designed to minimize damage caused by chewing.
The tightness helps prevent chewing by preventing you from popping the guard off using your tongue. When you chew the guard, you destroy it quickly. You will see some professional athletes doing this, but it’s not cost-effective for your non-professional athlete to be chewing on their mouth guards. A custom-fit guard will also be more comfortable and will give you better protection than an over the counter guard.
If you have already invested in a custom fit sports mouthguard but still find yourself chewing through it, it can be a very expensive habit. Some custom-fitted guard manufacturers cut corners and do not use the same rigorous manufacturing process that we do at SportingSmiles. The dental labs we use employ precision trimming technology on all of our guards. This ensures the snuggest fit possible. The tighter the fit, the less likely you are to pop it off with your tongue and chew on it during your games. If you are spending money on a custom-fit guard, you should expect the highest quality. At Sporting Smiles, you can rest easy knowing that it is.
If you have already purchased one of our custom-fitted guards and you still find chewing your mouthguard irresistible, then SportingSmiles offers a guard designed for athletes that have issues with chewing\grinding their sports guard. We offer both a 3mm chew resistant mouth guard, and a 6mm chew resistant mouthguard. The 3mm is designed for low contact sports and the 6mm is designed for heavy contact sports. The 6mm has 3mm of our chew-resistant inner material (hardness 95). The exterior is 3mm of standard clear mouthguard material. This guard is more chew resistant than any other on the market.
Contact SportingSmiles if you have any questions about how to get a guard that can stand up to your chewing habit.