Mouthguards are important accessories for contact sports such as football, rugby, and basketball. Mouthguards that are tailored to individual dental conditions are safer and more comfortable to wear. The steps to properly wear a mouthguard are not complicated.
prune. Try wearing the mouthguard. If the ends are too long, covering the molars or even touching the throat, cut off the long part to ensure comfort.
The mouthguard is mainly used to protect the front teeth, so it should not cover most of the molars. Some sports like to wear an interdental device that only covers the front teeth. You should trim it to the most comfortable state according to your own situation.
Submerge the mouthguard in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds. Boil water in a pot or microwave.
Pinch the end of the mouthguard, immerse it in boiling water to soften, and remove it later with a slotted spoon.
If you have braces, you only need to cook the mouthguard for 30 minutes, so that the mouthguard is not too soft and becomes lodged in the wires of the braces.
Carefully remove the mouthguard from the boiling water, quickly dry it with a towel, and put it on so it doesn’t get too hot.
Use your thumb to adjust the mouthguard back and forth, clench your teeth, and make a mark on the mouthguard.
Press the tip of the tongue against the upper jaw for 15 to 20 seconds to secure the mouthguard.
Do not chew the mouthguard or move it around in your mouth.
Take off the mouthguard, immerse it in ice water for 1 to 2 minutes, then take it out and put it on again. At this time, the mouthguard should fit your teeth naturally.
You can remove the straps (if any) from the mouthguard.
If wearing uncomfortable, repeat the above steps.