Why You Need An Athletic Mouthguard

You wear all kinds of gear to protect your body: helmets, kneepads, wrist guards, and more. But do you protect your smile? Call us today at 507-315-2932 and schedule an appointment for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard.

While you can buy a generic mouthguard in most sporting goods stores, those have drawbacks. Our dentists have been helping children and adults protect their teeth for many years. Combined with our dentists’ training, you can protect your teeth with an athletic mouthguard.

How Being Active Can Hurt Your Smile

The problem with accidents and injuries is that you never know when one will happen. Even if you think you know what you’re doing and can avoid injury, do you trust everyone else playing next to you?

Professional athletes and more wear athletic mouthguards all the time. That’s because they protect your smile in case of the following:

  • Getting hit in the face by a stray puck or foul ball
  • Taking a tumble while riding a bike and landing hard
  • Getting tackled or checked hard
  • Falling on the ice or court

Any of these can chip, fracture, or even knock out a tooth. That’s why you need to call our Rochester, MN dental office today for an athletic mouthguard. You need to stay active, and sports are simply fun. You just need to protect your smile while doing that.

Why Custom Mouthguards Are Better

Many stores sell generic of “boil-and-bite” athletic mouthguards. However, these are not the best at protecting your teeth. In fact, custom-fitted athletic mouthguards from Northwest Dental Group are better in several ways.


In order to protect your teeth, a mouthguard has to fit just right. If it’s loose, it could pop out or move when hit, decreasing the protection it’s supposed to offer. If it’s not protecting your teeth right, what’s the point?

At our Rochester, MN dental office, you can get an athletic mouthguard customized to your teeth. Our dentists have the experience needed to properly shape your mouthguard. It will fit perfectly, which means it does a better job at protecting your teeth.


Store-bought mouthguards are often bulky and ill-fitting. That means they will get in the way when you try to communicate to teammates or just breathe heavily. And when you’re active, you need all the air you can get.

Call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-315-2932 to make an appointment for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Because it fits so well, you’ll have an easier time breathing in when you need it as well as talking to your teammates. That can make a big difference in your game.


The mouthguard won’t do anything if you’re not wearing it. But sometimes it’s a pain to wear one because it’s uncomfortable in your mouth. That’s because those store-bought versions are clumsy and generic.

By calling us today, you can schedule an appointment for an athletic mouthguard that fits well. When it’s made for your teeth in particular, it will be more comfortable. That will increase the chance that you’ll want to wear it.


When you use a generic mouthguard, you’re losing some safety and putting your teeth at a higher risk. That means your chances of needed restorative dentistry like dental crowns or dental implants goes up as well. Store-bought mouthguards are normally cheaper, but what good is that when you have to pay for dental work late on?

That’s why you need to call Northwest Dental Group today and schedule an appointment to get one of our athletic mouthguards. These do the best job at protecting your teeth from sports injuries. That will only end up saving you money in the long-run.

Call us TODAY at 507-315-2932 or use our online form to make your next appointment. Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in fitting an athletic mouthguard specifically for your teeth. It will fit better, feel better, and protect your teeth better.