I am wondering if I can use store bought bleaching trays as a mouthguard. I am in a softball league this summer and I want something not expensive to protect my teeth. Thanks. Logan
Logan – A store-bought bleaching tray will not sufficiently protect your teeth while you play softball.
Sports equipment stores provide mouth guards that will give you better protection. But the best way to protect your teeth and gums while playing sports is with a customized sports guard from your dentist.
A customized mouth guard is more likely to stay in place if your face comes in contact with the ball, another person, or the ground. Properly-fitted mouth guards can protect your teeth and gums from injury, or lessen the extent of the injury.
The investment in a customized mouth guard can help you avoid expensive dental treatment that may be needed to restore your teeth if you are injured.
This post is sponsored by New Jersey cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.