Our dental professional will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your questions and concerns. Then, an impression of your teeth will be made to create a mold for the mouthguard plastic to be formed on. The mouthguard is made out of dental plastic that will fit securely in your mouth, covering the top row of your teeth. You will then be able to pick up your mouthguard at a later date. 

We recommend that you clean your mouthguard often and store it in a dry place after each use. Normally, a mouthguard should be replaced every 4-5 months or after a complete sports season, but it can be used longer if cared for properly. The more you bite into your mouthguard, the more worn down and loose it will become. Once a mouthguard is loose, it cannot do its job of protecting your teeth. 

Mouthguards play an important role in protecting you from a lot of different dental injuries, such as chipping your teeth, biting your tongue, tearing gum tissue, and knocking out teeth. If you grind or clench your teeth, a mouthguard can also help prevent headaches, jaw aches, and deterioration. 

If you are in the Petaluma, California, area and are looking for a custom mouthguard, Von Chan DDS is the place for you. We invite you to come into our office or call us with any questions you have about mouthguards. With all the time and effort you put into your smile, you deserve to protect it from damage.