The Benefits of Custom-Fit Mouth Guards for Athletes

The Benefits of Custom-Fit Mouth Guards for Athletes

March 24, 2023

Elevate Your Game: The Benefits of Custom-Fit Mouth Guards for Athletes

Athletes participating in contact sports understand the importance of protecting their teeth and preventing dental injuries. Custom-fit mouth guards offer a superior solution for athletes, providing improved comfort, better protection, and enhanced performance compared to store-bought options. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of custom-fit mouth guards, share testimonials from athletes who have experienced these advantages firsthand, and explain the process of obtaining a custom-fit mouth guard through Elite Smiles.

Benefits of Custom-Fit Mouth Guards for Athletes

  1. Improved Comfort: Custom-fit mouth guards are designed specifically for your unique dental structure, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit. This increased comfort allows athletes to focus on their performance without being distracted by an ill-fitting mouth guard.
  2. Better Protection: A properly fitting mouth guard provides superior protection against dental injuries, such as chipped or broken teeth, and can even reduce the risk of concussions. Custom-fit mouth guards are designed to distribute impact forces evenly, minimizing the risk of injury.
  3. Enhanced Performance: Athletes who wear custom-fit mouth guards often report improved breathing and communication on the field, leading to enhanced performance during sports activities.

Obtaining a Custom-Fit Mouth Guard through Elite Smiles

At Elite Smiles, our dental professionals are dedicated to helping athletes protect their smiles with custom-fit mouth guards. The process begins with a consultation, during which we will take precise dental impressions to ensure a perfect fit. These impressions are then sent to a specialized dental laboratory, where your mouth guard is crafted from high-quality, impact-resistant materials. Once your mouth guard is ready, you will return to our office for a final fitting and any necessary adjustments.

Custom-fit mouth guards offer athletes a superior solution for protecting their teeth and enhancing their performance during sports activities. Experience the difference a custom-fit mouth guard can make by scheduling a consultation with Elite Smiles today. Protect your smile and elevate your game with a mouth guard tailored specifically to your unique dental structure.


  1. Effectiveness differences of dental and jaw guards for protection of stomatognathic and intraoral system of boxing athletes in East Java by T. Berniyanti, Taufan Bramantoro, A. Dyah, G. Wening, Agung Sosiawan, Achmad Zamzam. This study found that custom-made dental and jaw guards were superior compared to boil and bite/mouth formed dental and jaw guards in terms of comfort, suitable size of teeth and arch, good retentiveness, and stomatognathic system security when used. Full Text
  2. Exploring the use of mouth guards in Muay Thai: a questionnaire survey by K. Pickering, S. Bissett, R. Holliday, Christopher Vernazza, P. Preshaw. This survey found that custom-made mouth guards provided by a dentist were used by 32% of respondents, and factors such as protection, breathing, good fit, and comfort were all considered important in the choice of mouth guard. Full Text
  3. Assessment of mouthguards worn by Irish children playing contact sports: an observational cross-sectional cohort study by E. Shore, A. O’Connell. This study found that most mouthguards did not have appropriate retention or labial extension, and mouth-formed mouthguards were the most common type followed by stock mouthguards. Full Text
  4. Common Dental Injury Management in Athletes by Eliot J Young, C. Macias, Lindsay Stephens. This paper discusses the importance of mouth guard use in preventing dental injuries in sports. Full Text
  5. Cognition and Implementation of Protective Measures for Oral and Maxillofacial Injuries of Ice Hockey Players in Primary and Secondary Schools in Beijing by Bing Li, Xue Bai, Hui Sun, Chun-Guang Cui, Weihong Liu. This study found that young ice hockey players lacked knowledge about sports-related oral injury and effective protective measures, and there was a high risk of sports injuries. Full Text
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