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Many people, especially athletes, have many questions about mouthguards. This is often because they don’t know much about the appliance, which means they don’t fully understand it or even know how to use it, which can lead to questions. If you’re one of these people, our dental team at Carp Dental is more than happy to help you. We would first like to begin by giving you the answers to commonly asked questions about mouthguards in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

What is a mouthguard?

A mouthguard is a dental appliance that is made to protect your smile when you play high-contact sports and activities. It cushions any blow to the face and keeps your mouth in tip-top shape. There are many different kinds of mouthguards available that you can use, including boil-and-bite, stock, and custom-made mouthguards.

What can a mouthguard do for me?

A mouthguard can help you and your smile by lessening a blow to the face while you are active. If you wear a mouthguard while you play football, soccer, rugby, and other high-contact sports, you will be protected from oral injury, like a chipped, broken, or knocked-out tooth or even damaged oral tissues.

Where can I find a mouthguard?

The most common place to find a mouthguard is at your local sporting goods store. If you’re interested in a custom-made mouthguard, you can create one at our dental office.

For more information or if you’re interested in talking to our dentist, Dr. Brian Carp, about a custom-made mouthguard, please reach out to our dental team by calling 610-275-1565. Feel free to schedule an appointment so we can meet with you and help you. We look forward to hearing from you!