Why do I need an athletic mouth guard?

Mouth guards are vital for recreational, amateur, and professional athletes of any age. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends wearing a properly-fitted mouthguard for all sports and activities and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) mandates properly-fitted mouth guards for many sports.

It is estimated that 39% of dental injuries are sports-related. Any athlete who participates in a combat sport or a sport with the potential for contact with others is recommended to wear a mouthguard.

What makes the Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guard different?

The Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guard is designed to protect athletes with 2x the impact absorption of traditional mouth guards and provides maximum comfort for breathing, speaking, and drinking. The Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guard is made of a patented hydrophobic material that helps to prevent germs.

The Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guard is accepted by the American Dental Association and backed by the nation’s leading provider of dental insurance, including a $10,000 dental warranty.

How do I fit my Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guard?

Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guards can be custom fit and ready to use in less than two minutes.

  1. Wrap the mouth guard in a paper towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Caution: paper towel and mouthguard will be hot.
  1. Use a spoon to remove the wrapped mouth guard from the microwave and submerge it in a bowl of cold water for five seconds.
  1. Put the mouthguard in and lightly bite for 45 seconds, then re-submerge in cold water to achieve a secure fit.

Are Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guards Safe to use with braces?

Yes. Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guards offer a custom fit over braces – and they can be adjusted and refitted as your teeth move.


How do I care for my Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guard?

You can easily clean your mouthguard using cold water and a toothbrush; mouthwash is optional. 

Always store your mouth guard in its protected, ventilated case.

Do not expose your Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guard to high temperatures or hot surfaces to prevent distortion and maintain a good fit.

Chewing on your mouth piece can cause rips and or tears, compromising the protection it provides.