How Long Do Mouth Guards Last?

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If you’re donning a dental mouth guard, we salute you! (And if you’re not wearing one but interested in what one could do for you, please reach out to us.) There’s one thing that’s imperative to note with dental mouth guards: although they’re shaped to assist your pearly whites to last a long time, they are not formed to last forever. If you’ve been donning a mouth guard for a while, it may be time for a replacement.

Because mouth guards guard your pearly whites from blunt trauma, as they themselves are taking the impact of the harm. Over time, incisions, indents, and damage to the mouth guard can damage its integrity, making it more probable to fail in a time when you need it.

Another reason that mouth guards don’t last forever is because chompers naturally shift. A mouth guard that fits right now may not fit appropriately in as soon as a year. Dr. Corey Johnson can check your pearly whites and the fit of your mouth guard during your next visits to our office.

The final word is that you need to do everything you can to guard your pearly whites, and regular inspection of your mouth guard by a knowledgeable professional will help you to keep your chompers safe. This is extra important if you are an athlete or prone to facial or oral injuries.

We’d be ecstatic to help fit you for a customized Under Armour® Performance mouth guard. Please come see us at our Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. office in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, soon. Feel free to schedule your next appointment now by calling us at 970-945-9119.