Minor adjustments may be made with placing the surface portion in warm water, placing back in mouth and biting down. This may take a few attempts. Be cautious not to deform the mouthguard with hot water or burn your self.
Generally the tight fit is desired, however if it is painful you may take it to a dental specialist for adjustments or contact Grill Guard for assistance. Warm water may make it more pliable, but be cautious not to deform mouthguard or burn yourself.
It is recommended to rinse the mouthguard every time it is removed, and washed with dish soap and water after every use prior to storage. Do Not soak in alcohol based mouthwash.
You should not leave your mouthguard in an extremely hot environment as heat can deform the mouthguard. Contact Grill Guard or a dental professional for help.
No, this will not 100% prevent injuries. However, mouthguards can prevent many injuries.
The simple answer is, we don't know yet. Studies are being done to find this answer and many believe it does. We cannot claim this to be true just yet, but we hope so and look forward to more information in the future.
Generally custom fit is recommended for athletes because it allows them to wear it with more comfort, better breathability, and greater fit. This increasing the likeliness of wearing it and more protection. Speak with your dental professional to determine if custom fit is best for you.
The simple answer is, YES! Speak with your dental professional about getting a custom fit mouthguard with braces. We can team up with them to help get your what you need. Teeth shifting may shorten the span of time the mouthguard fits, and may also adjust how it is made to fit. It is also recommended to protect the soft tissue (lips and cheeks) from braces.
As a nonprofit we are not always able to provide mouthguards for everyone for free multiple times. But please contact us to see if we can work something out to better serve your needs. Keeping your stone model may make it easier to receive an additional mouthguard.
Grill Guard always recommends consulting dental professionals with mouthguards as we cannot know every detail about athletes oral health. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.